Hampton Roads IcePlex caters to skaters of all experience levels, from tot lessons for 4- and 5-year-olds to its hockey league exclusively for polar bears. Youth and adult hockey leagues pit hockey enthusiasts against other local teams for exhilarating season play. The rink welcomes figure skaters of all backgrounds to lay claim to the ice as well, performing the simplest of two-foot spins to the most complex slam-dunks.
With the help of local sponsors and volunteers, The Green Foundation upholds its mission to preserve and publicize the natural beauty of Newport News with the Dig-In Earth Day 5K race. Families, competitive runners, and escaped zoo animals embark on the chip-timed 5K contest and the lighter, 1-mile fun run from the City Center fountain. A post-race party boasts a DJ set, raffles, and prize giveaways.
Sponsors in addition to The Green Foundation include I Am Fitness, an organization that seeks to cultivate health and inspire adventure among Newport News residents through a variety of athletic events.
Chesapeake Bay Sailing Adventures charters voyages marked by breathtaking ocean sunsets, wind-filled sails, and the laughter of families and friends. Passengers ring in anniversaries and birthdays upon a spacious 39-foot vessel, making toasts in the cozy, comfortable cabin replete with comfortable couches and a full kitchen. Guests relax under the safe custody of a skilled captain and crew, or they can opt to learn how to guide the vessel through the tides or master the complicated jargon and intricate secret handshakes of maritime workers. During each half-day, full-day, or sunset voyage, guests munch on complimentary snacks and soft drinks or sip their own brought-along beverages.
At Yorktown Stables, more than a dozen horses can often be found traipsing down trails that wind through acres of pastures and woods nestled alongside the Poquoson River. Helmed by seasoned equestrian Kristen Paster, the stables' staff teaches aspiring riders to bond with these same steeds during lessons in Western, English, and saddleseat riding. This healthy and diverse stable of horses accommodates riders of all levels, whether they’re children or adults, hobbyists or competitors, or humans or sentient saddles.
Comics such as late-night TV regular Bobby Collins aren't the only ones penciled in on Cozzy's packed schedule. In addition to weekend standup sets, the tavern hosts weekly Texas Hold'em tournaments, karaoke, open mic nights, and private events. Full brunch, lunch, and dinner menus slake appetites with a wide range of pub grub, from salmon cakes benedict to blackened ahi tuna bites. Cozzy's Comedy Club & Tavern also books comics and DJs for outside events.