Chelsea Piers Sports & Entertainment Complex is a 28-acre waterfront sports village located between 18th and 23rd Streets along Manhattan’s Hudson River. Opened in 1995, Chelsea Piers has transformed four historic, long-neglected piers into a major center for public recreation and waterfront access. Situated on Piers 59, 60, 61 and 62 and in the headhouse that connects them, the Complex features the following sports and entertainment venues: the Golf Club, the Sports Center, the Spa, Sky Rink, the Field House, and AMF Chelsea Piers Lanes. The Field House: The 80,000-square-foot Field House at Chelsea Piers opened in 1995. Known as a mecca for kids sports and birthday parties, the Field House expanded its offerings in 2004 to include programming and facilities for babies and toddlers. Located in the headhouse between Piers 61 and 62, the Field House contains the following facilities: ·23,000-square-foot gymnastics training center ·28-foot rock climbing wall especially designed for children and adult beginners ·2 basketball/volleyball courts ·2 artificial-turf fields, which can accommodate indoor soccer, field hockey and lacrosse ·4 batting cages ·Toddler Adventure Center ·2200 sq foot Baby Gym ·2000 sq foot Child Care Center ·4 dance studios/party rooms The hardwood basketball courts and artificial–turf playing fields are used by youngsters who take part in afternoon sports clinics and leagues, and by adults who take over the facility at night for competitive league games. Drop-in activities include batting cages, open gym/open climb, adult gymnastics, basketball and soccer. The Field House also offers birthday parties, dance, martial arts, music classes, and corporate team building activities. For children age three months to five years, Chelsea Piers offers a variety of programs including, a multi-sport preschool program, a Toddler Adventure Center, First for Tots classes, and gymnastics classes. Additionally, Chelsea Piers is home to one of the most unique child care centers in New York City. Children from three months to five years old participate in art, music, movement, and sports. Making the center particularly dynamic is the access children have to daily fields trips to the Field House sporting facilities. Kids play soccer, tumble in the gym, climb in the Toddler Adventure Center, and stroll along the Hudson River enjoying the boats. The Field House also offers corporate outings and hosts more than 1,000 birthday parties each year. The Golf Club: The Golf Club at Chelsea Piers, Manhattan’s only multi-tiered, year-round, outdoor golf driving range and teaching academy, offers golfers the unique opportunity to hit full shots, practice putting, take lessons from top pros, and enjoy the ambiance of a riverside country club, without ever leaving the city. FACILITY -The driving range at the Golf Club features 52 heated and weather-protected hitting stalls on four levels with a fully automatic ball transport and tee-up system. -The Golf Club has a 200-yard net-enclosed artificial-turf fairway with four custom designed target greens. Additionally, there is a 1,200 square-foot practice putting green. -Golfers experience the latest in virtual golf technology with Full Swing Simulators. Located in THE PLAYERS Championship Room, patrons have the opportunity to play 51 different championship courses worldwide. TEACHING -The Golf Academy is a high-tech, 2,000-square-foot indoor golf training center featuring a practice sand bunker and chipping green, two putting greens and four ultra-modern Super Stations, fitted with stop-motion video equipment and Video Swing Analysis. -Boasting some of the most experienced instructors in the country, The Golf Academy has 15 professionals/PGA & LPGA. -The Golf Academy provides a variety of instruction options including: private and group lessons; youth and teen classes; corporate programs; summer camp; and one, two or five-day total immersion programs. -The Academy offers a comprehensive junior golf program, including camp, junior golf schools and a junior golf team. AMENITIES -New York Golf Center, rated one of the top 100 golf shops in the United States by Golf World Business, features top of the line hard and soft goods brands. It is the only pro shop in New York City attached to an outdoor range where customers have the opportunity to demo clubs and see ball flight prior to purchase. -Men and women's locker rooms, bag storage, lounge and meeting rooms are available at the Golf Club. -The Golf Club offers two unique event spaces: The Ryder Cup Room and THE PLAYERS Championship Room. Both offer a fun and creative environment for meetings, receptions and cocktails. Events can include private golf lessons, reserved driving stalls, and delicious meals by Chelsea Piers preferred caterers. The Sports Center: Named the top gym in New York by Fitness Magazine, and the best health club in the country for “curing boring workouts” by Men’s Health, the Sports Center at Chelsea Piers is the premier health club in the greater New York Metropolitan area. TRACK -A 4-lane, 1/4-mile indoor running track -A 6-lane, 200-meter (1/8-mile) banked competition track INFIELD -An 18,000-square-foot flexible infield that accommodates track & field events as well as volleyball, indoor sand volleyball, touch football and special events -3 hardwood basketball courts -The only indoor sand Volleyball Court in NYC -One of the only regulation boxing rings in a NYC health club -Arena seating for 500 ROCK CLIMBING -One of the largest indoor rock climbing walls in the Northeast -A 10,000-square-foot rock climbing wall and 600-square-foot bouldering wall POOL -6-lane, 25-yard indoor swimming pools -Whirlpool for relaxing after a workout or nursing an injury STRENGTH TRAINING/CARDIOVASCULAR EQUIPMENT -20,000-square-feet of cardiovascular, circuit and strength training equipment -Two aerobic studios totaling 4,000 square feet -A fully equipped CP Cycle studio with more than 40 bikes SUNDECKS -Two outdoor sundecks overlooking the Hudson River, one of them 6,000 square feet, and the other 3,000 square feet SPECIALTY TRAINING -Over 55 personal trainers, Pilates practitioners and Swim instructors -Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT) The Spa: Nestled inside the Sports Center health club on Pier 60, The Spa at Chelsea Piers offers a unique array of therapies and treatments, including special massage and touch techniques, and nourishing skin and body treatments. Also available are manicures and pedicures with Hudson River views, full- and half- day packages, and a wide variety of skin and body care products. Sky Rink: Sky Rink, the only year-round indoor ice skating facility in New York City, opened at Chelsea Piers for general skating in 1995. Sky Rink features two ice skating rinks. The East Rink is an NHL regulation-sized hockey rink with arena seating for 1,500 people. The West Rink is the official size for Olympic figure skating. Additionally, Sky Rink is home to Wonderland on Ice pro shop, skate rental, Famous Famiglia pizzeria, and dance and fitness studios. Two lounges, two sky boxes and a beautifully-appointed, enclosed, 6,000-square-foot sun deck with its own bar are available for special events.