New York Youth and Adult Snow Mobile Certification Course - Daily Hudson Valley News

New York Youth and Adult Snow Mobile Certification Course

Aug 28th, 2014 | By | Category: Community Calendar

Ulster County Sheriff Paul J. VanBlarcum announces that the Sheriff’s Office will be sponsoring a New York State Young Operators and Adult Certification Course for snowmobiles. The course is required for riders between the ages of 10 and 17 by New York State law. It is offered free of charge and takes place on the following Saturdays, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, at the locations specified:

November 8th: West Hurley Firehouse, 24 Wall Street, West Hurley
November 15th: Tillson Firehouse, 5 Tillson Rd.
December 6th: Milton Fire Company, 21 Main St., Milton

The intent of the course is to instruct young snowmobilers in proper riding habits, safety equipment, and laws and rules of the trail. The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation: Bureau of Marine and Recreational Vehicles prescribes this course. It is also available to adults. Training is by certified instructors with more than 50 years of combined experience snowmobiling in both the U.S. and Canada.

Anyone interested in enrolling oneself or one’s child should contact the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office at (845) 340-3803. A parent or guardian must accompany a child to the beginning of class to sign a state-required permission form.

This course is part of the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office’s youth-oriented training to make recreational sports safer. Co-sponsoring the course are the TT Trailblazers Snowmobile Club of Rosendale, NY; the Fire Departments of Tillson, West Hurley and Milton; with donations made by Arctic Adventures and Antonio’s Pizzeria of Rosendale; Kirky’s Deli of Milton; Hannaford Stores of Kingston, Ulster and Highland; the Stewart’s Shop of Rosendale, the Tillson American Legion, the Sons and the Ladies Auxillary Post 1219 and the Ulster County Deputy Sheriff’s PBA.

Pizza and soda will be provided free of charge, or bring a bag lunch.

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