December 20, 2018

Let’s Chat About Early Language and Literacy

The PA Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) and Early Intervention Technical Assistance (EITA) are hosting chat sessions during the winter months to discuss early language and literacy development topics.

Join these 30-minute online chat sessions, offered at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., to discover resources to share with families and implement in your classroom or center. These sessions will take place on the second and fourth Friday of every month from January through March 2019.

Chat Sessions

  • Disconnecting to Connect | January 11, 2019
  • Building Vocabulary | January 25, 2019
  • Storybook Reading | February 8, 2019
  • Print in the Environment | February 22, 2019
  • Playing with Sounds | March 8, 2019
  • Supporting Dual Language Learners | March 22, 2019

More Information

Visit their event website to learn more about the topics, credits, and registration.

PQAS credit hours and Infant/Toddler hours available.


November 29, 2018

Schenley Park Skating Rink Open for Season

Sharpen and your skates and get ready to enjoy another action-packed season of ice skating at the Schenley Park Skating Rink.  The City of Pittsburgh’s outdoor rink is now open and offers a variety of skating sessions, lessons, and special events.

Special Sessions

The rink operates seven days a week and offers a variety of public sessions and lessons, including:

  • Family Skate:
    Thursdays from 6:30 – 9 p.m. One child free with each paying adult (adult admission $5). All children must be accompanied by paying adults.
  • College ID Sessions:
    Tuesdays from 9:30 – 11:30 p.m.; Wednesdays from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.; and Sundays from 7 – 9 p.m. Present a valid college ID and save one dollar on admission (college student admission $4 during these sessions).
  • Adults Only Sessions (18+):
    Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 9:30 – 11:30 p.m.

Special Events

Over the winter, the rink will host several special events including:

  • Skate with Santa
    Sunday, December 16 (1:30 – 3:30 p.m.)
  • Mascot Skate
    Saturday, January 12 (1:30 – 3:30 p.m.)
  • Disco Night
    Saturday, February 2 (9:30 – 11:30 p.m.) – adults only
  • Valentines On Ice
    Thursday, February 14, (7 – 10 p.m.) – adults only

Admission Costs

Admission to the Schenley Park Skating Rink is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $4 for veterans, and $3 for children 17 years old or younger. Skate rental is $3 and skate sharpening is $5. Schenley Skating Rink accepts credit cards, Google Pay and Apple Pay.

For more information, call 412-422-6523 or visit

*Information provided by The City of Pittsburgh*