Signups for ice skating instruction for people of all ages are being accepted by the Westport Parks and Recreation Department. It will take place at the Westport P.A.L. rink at Longshore.

The program is a 10-week session, from Nov. 30 to Feb. 20. Instruction will be provided various days and times, including weekends. Classes range from beginner to advanced. The instruction follows the United States Figure Skating Association's "Learn to Skate" program.

Beginner and advanced instructional hockey is also available for children, boys and girls, ages 5 to 13.

Cost for the instruction is $150. There is an additional fee for non-Westport residents of $20 for children and $35 for adults.

Registration can be done on-line at; by mail to Westport Parks and Recreation Department, 260 Compo Road South, Westport, CT 06880; by faxing an application with credit card number to 203-341-5073; or in person at the Westport Parks and Recreation Department office at Longshore during regular business hours.

The newly expanded rink at Longshore will open Friday, weather permitting. Children and adults are both welcome and group rates and private party arrangements are available. Call 203-226-RINK or visit Westport P.A.L.'s website at

For more information about the skating lessons, call 203-341-5090 or visit the website,