Chelsea Piers Connecticut to Host World Squash Day

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Natalie Grainger with some of the pros at the club.

Chelsea Piers Connecticut (CPCT) is pleased to announce that the Squash Club, located within the 400,000 sq. ft. CPCT sports complex, will host World Squash Day on October 20, 2012. The event is being held in support of squash’s bid for inclusion in the 2020 Olympic Games and will provide a competitive and fun-filled day for squash players and enthusiasts to celebrate their sport.

World Squash Day at CPCT will feature several events, activities and competitions throughout the day from 8am to 5pm. Planned activities will include kids clinics, “Play with the Pro” slots, mini squash and singles and doubles competitions for juniors, adults and pros. Beer, wine and snacks will be offered in the social lounge and bar area.

“I have been fortunate to have had a long and successful career in squash reaching the #1 spot in the world at the height of my career, but nothing would have meant more to me than being an Olympian,” commented Natalie Grainger, Director of Squash, Chelsea Piers Connecticut.  “World Squash Day is about celebrating our sport with events, activities and competitions with the goal of raising money and awareness for Back the Bid 2020 – squash’s bid to be included in the Olympic games.”

A $30 entry fee will be charged for each player, participant and spectator. All proceeds will be donated to the Olympic Bid and Squash Haven, an inner-city youth squash and education program in New Haven. Attendees will receive a “Back the Bid 2020” T-shirt at the door.

About Chelsea Piers Connecticut
Chelsea Piers Connecticut (CPCT) is a 400,000-sq-ft state-of-the-art sports and recreation facility located in Stamford, CT, just off I-95 at Exit 9.  Opened in July 2012, Chelsea Piers Connecticut consists of several core sports facilities encompassing more than 20 sports.

Ice Rinks – Dual rink skating facility for ice hockey and figure skating
Aquatics Center – Olympic pool, warm water instructional and exercise pool, and 6,000 sq-ft water play area featuring three giant slides
Gymnastics Training Center – 14,000 sq-ft gymnastics training space and cheerleading program<
Baseball and Softball Training Facility – Indoor turf infield and five batting cages
Field House – Indoor 100-yard turf field for soccer, lacrosse, football, field hockey, softball and baseball; hardwood courts for basketball and volleyball; and a 1/5-mile track
Squash Club – 11 singles and one hardball doubles court
Tennis Club – 7 indoor hard court tennis courts
Adventure Center – 12,000 sq-ft area featuring a recreational trampoline center, a 24-foot high rock wall, and a Little Athletes gym for children 6 months to five years

Like Chelsea Piers New York, CPCT combines athletic facilities with an extensive array of professional instructors and league programs for youths, teens and adults.

In addition to these sport offerings, CPCT is also home to:

Childcare facility and preschool – Small class sizes, certified teachers and use of the sports facilities at CPCT
Chelsea’s Table – Organic, healthy, and natural food café.
The Overlook Bar and Grill – A sit-down restaurant and bar on the mezzanine level overlooking the North Rink.
BlueStreak Sports Training – An athletic skills-development center dedicated to sport performance enhancement for dedicated athletes of every level
Stamford Hospital – An 18,500 square foot branch of Stamford Hospital focusing on orthopedic and sports medicine physicians, physical therapy  services, a laboratory draw station, and imaging services (opening January 2013).
FlyWheel Sports – An intense, incredibly inspiring and empowering cardio cycling experience led by top-notch instructors in a unique stadium style studio
Pro Shop – A Harrow pro shop featuring apparel and equipment for squash and tennis.

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