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2014

RECREATION & COMMUNITY

SPRING & SUMMER PROGRAM GUIDE


TABLE OF CONTENTS

GENERAL INFORMATION Facility Information & Maps

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Memberships & Facility Rates

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HOW TO REGISTER:

By Phone

Public Skate Daily Fees Public Swim Daily Fees Drop in Hockey Fees Stick and Helmet Fees

630-766-8888

Outdoor Recreational Fees

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Skating Programs

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Bensenville Theatre Sundae’s Too

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Hockey Programs

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Aquatics Programs

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Skate Party Information

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Teen Center

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4th of July Liberty Fest

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Music in the Park

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Bensenville Park District

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Registration Form

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By Mail

735 East Jefferson Street Bensenville, Illinois 60106 Fully complete registration form and submit payment

In Person

Monday - Friday Saturday and Sunday *Call for hours*

Edge Front Desk 735 East Jefferson Street

Online

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STAFF INFORMATION

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Todd Finner Interim Recreation Director Hockey Director 630-594-1142 tfinner@bensenville.il.us

Assistant Facility Manager & Hockey Director 630-594-1137 jjones@bensenville.il.us

Jeff Jones

Susan D’Aquila Figure Skating Director 630-594-1107 Sdaquila@bensenville.il.us

Joe Sebosky Building Maintenance Manager 630-670-4664 jsebosky@bensenville.il.us

Steve VandenBranden Grounds Supervisor 630-670-1714 svandenbranden@bensenville.il.us

Jena Watson Aquatic Director 630-594-1413 jwatson@bensenville.il.us

Eva Sylvester Administrative Assistant 630-594-1128 esylvester@bensenville.il.us

Sonia Rivota Custodial Manager 630-594-1140 srivota@bensenville.il.us

Bob Flood Special Events Director 224-254-8207

bflood@bensenville.il.us

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FACILITIES The Edge I Ice Arena- “John Street Rink” 545 John Street, Bensenville, Illinois 60106

The Edge II Ice Arena—“East & West Ice Arenas” 735 East Jefferson Street, Bensenville, Illinois 60106

The Water’s Edge Aquatic Center 545 John Street, Bensenville, Illinois 60106

Bensenville Theatre and Sundae’s Too! 9 South Center Street, Bensenville, IL 60106 630-860-1404 ShowTime's: 630-860-7774

Teen Center Green Teen Zone 302 W. Green St., Bensenville, IL 60106 (630) 694-1809

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FACILITIES LEGEND

1 Edge II Ice Arena on Jefferson

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Low Ropes Challenge Course

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Playground

18 Football/Lacrosse/Soccer Field

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2-3 Gazebo

7 Skate Park

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Redmond Lake

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40 ft. Climbing Tower

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In-Line Roller Rink

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Water’s Edge Aquatic Center

11 Basketball Courts (2)

12 Softball Field

13 Sand Volleyball Courts (2)

15 Pavilion

16 Baseball Stadium

17 Band Shell

19 1.2 Mile Walking Path

20 Washrooms

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MEMBERSHIPS & RATES All fees are subject to change without notice.

Water’s Edge Aquatic Center Memberships

Includes Open Swim and AquaFitness Annual Membership Individual Family Senior (65+) Student

Resident $125 $150 $100 $100

Non-resident $175 $225 $150 $150

Water’s Edge Aquatic Center Daily Fees Includes Open Swim and AquaFitness

Resident Non-Resident Adult/Child $4.00 $7.00 Senior (65+) $2.00 $4.00 College Student Flat Fee $4.00 Children under 3 years swim FREE!

Public Skate – Daily Fees Adult Child Skate Rental

Resident $5.00 $4.00 $3.00

Non-Resident $7.00 $5.00 $3.00

Skating Party

Party Admission Party Skate Rental Party Room Rental

$3.00 $2.00 $50.00 per hr.

Adult Drop In Hockey $12.00

Seniors and students must show proper identification to receive discounted rates. Residents must provide proof of residency. Open swim and AquaFitness times vary by month. Please call 630-766-8888 or visit www.bensenville.il.us to confirm dates and times.

*Stick & Helmet*

Parents and kids are invited to bring their own stick, puck, and helmet to the ice and have some good old fashioned hockey fun. Adults are required to wear helmets and children are required to wear a helmet with a face mask. Additional protective equipment such as shin pads and elbow pads are recommended. Parent and Child $10.00 *Must be 18 years or younger to participate* *Adults must be accompanied by a child*

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RECREATIONAL FEES All fees are subject to change without notice. The 88-acre Redmond Recreational Complex houses diverse activities that are continuously upgraded and improved to meet your changing recreational needs. Park Hours: 7:00 am to Sunset CATEGORY DESCRIPTIONS Youth Resident Serving groups organized as non-profit and comprised predominately (at least 60%) of Bensenville residents. This category would include School Districts 2, 100 and Village sponsored functions.

THE OUTER EDGE CHALLENGE COURSE Are you looking for team building exercises? Take advantage of our climbing wall and ropes course. Contact 630-766-8888 for pricing and availability. The Outer Edge Challenge Course offers 4 climbing lines of differing intensities on a 40ft outdoor climbing wall, a zip line, and a high, medium, and low ropes course.

Bensenville Business Sponsored Youth Groups Serving groups organized and sponsored by a Bensenville Business as non-profit and comprised predominately of Bensenville youths. Adult Residents (18 years and older) Serving groups, organizations, and/or individuals comprised predominately (at least 60%) of Bensenville residents. This category will also include Bensenville businesses with 60% employee participation. Non-resident (Youth/Adult) All non-residents of Bensenville Village boundaries. Corporate (Picnics/outings) Non-resident rates apply with per person fee below. Pavilion Up to 50 people ($3.00 for each additional person after 50) Gazebo Up to 25 people ($3.00 for each additional person after 25)

FACILITY RENTAL FEES Pavilion

Youth Organization $50.00 per day*

Adult Resident $75.00 per day*+

Adult Non-resident $150.00 per day*+

Gazebo

$25.00 per day*

$50.00 per day

$125.00 per day

Soccer Field

No charge

$200.00 per game** (2 hour limit) East or West Half $150.00 Lights additional $75.00

$250.00 per game** (2 hour limit) East or West Half $175.00 Lights additional $75.00

Baseball Fields

No charge

$125.00 per game** Lights additional $75.00 (2 hour 15 minute limit)

$175.00 per game** Lights additional $75.00 (2 hour 15 minute limit)

*Deposit of $100.00 required - VISA and MasterCard accepted (Refund will be determined after clean-up) **Tournament pricing available upon request +Corporate rental rates see above 7

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SKATING INFORMATION All fees are subject to change without notice.

Learn To Skate The Edge Ice Arena offers Learn To Skate classes for all ages, beginning from 3 years old to adult and all abilities. Whether you are an aspiring future Olympian or just want to skate for the fun and exercise, there is a class for you. Our experienced, professional figure skating staff is eager to share their knowledge and love of the sport. Reasonably priced classes are offered during the week and Saturdays to accommodate busy schedules. For more information regarding group skating lessons or private instruction, contact the figure skating director. Basic Class Information Detailed class descriptions are available at the front desk. All Learn To Skate classes are held at The Edge Ice Arena - John Street. Tots - Beginning skaters between the ages of 3-5 years old. Beginners- Beginner skaters between the ages of 6-10 years old. Pre-Alpha 1 - Skaters ages 6 and older with some skating experience. Instructor approval needed. Alpha - Forward skating skills, stroking and crossovers. Prerequisite pre-alpha or instructor approval. Beta - Backward skating skills, back crossovers, t-stops, and turns. Pre-requisite Alpha or instructor approval. Gamma - Advanced review of above and variety of turns. Prerequisite Beta or instructor approval. Delta - Advanced review of above, turns, edges, and lunges. Pre-requisite Gamma or instructor approval. Freestyle Levels - Variety of footwork, jumps, spins, varying in difficulty by skill level. Pre-requisite Delta for FS 1, FS 1 for FS 2, FS 2 for FS 3, etc. or figure skating director approval. Teen/Adult - Open to all adults. No skill level required. Instruction is geared toward each individuals ability. Students are encouraged in a non-intimating environment. Synchronized Skating– Synchronized Skating , a fast growing discipline, consists of 8-20 skaters moving as one. Skaters experience teamwork, skills building, and long lasting friendships. Call for more information.

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Learn To Skate Basic Information Skate Rental - Figure and hockey skates are available to rent for $2.00 per lesson for Learn To Skate classes and $3.00 for every Public Skate. For your convenience, skate rental punch cards are available for Learn To Skate classes only. Punch cards are non-refundable if lost or stolen. Dress for warmth but no need to bulk. Light jackets or sweatshirts are usually fine. Pants or sweatpants are preferred, no snow pants or snowsuit. GLOVES ARE A MUST. Helmets are optional. Skaters progressing to freestyle levels are required to wear figure skating attire, no jeans permitted. Classes meet once a week, but you may enroll in more than one class . Most classes run 40 minutes. Tot classes are 30 minutes of instruction and 10 minutes of fun time. Parents only are permitted to join them on the ice during this time (skate rental fees apply if needed). Classes are held at the John St. Ice Arena, 545 John St. Bensenville, Il 60106. Make-up Policy Make-ups will be permitted ONLY if class spaces allows. Only 1 make-up per session. Skater must obtain a “make-up” slip prior to showing up for class. No class make-ups on the first 2 weeks of a session or last week of a session. NO MAKE-UPS WILL BE PERMITTED DURING THE WINTER SESSION. Refund Policy Refund requests and or credits will be granted only until the end of the second week of classes, less the fee of classes attended. Registration fee is non-refundable. Full refunds and credits will be given only in cases of medical necessity, with a doctor’s note. Registration Fee There is a yearly registration and processing fee of $15.00. Registration fee includes membership to the Ice Skating Institute, the largest recreational figure skating organization in the country (non-refundable). Registration fee will be waived if skater can provide proof of current ISI membership. Copy of card must accompany class registration. Registration Deadline Class registration deadline is 1 week before the start of class. The Edge Ice Arena is committed to giving our skaters the highest quality of instruction and taking pride in preparation for class. “Walk-Ins” jeopardize this structure and a $10.00 late fee will be applied. Registration will only be taken if there is class availability. A $10 late fee will be applied to all “walk-in” registrations.

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SKATING INFORMATION All fees are subject to change without notice.

All fees subject to 5% village entertainment tax Yearly Registration fee of $15 for new students - includes ISI (Ice Skating Institute Membership) Skate Rental $2.00 for class skaters Free Practice time is for Learn to skate students only. A parent may skate with a tot only. Wednesdays 3:30-4:00 pm Saturdays 11:40-12:20 pm

2014 SPRING LEARN TO SKATE March 5 – May 3

WEDNESDAY

SATURDAY

FEES

Tots, Beginners

4:00pm - 4:30 pm

10:20am - 10:50 am 11:00am - 11:30 am

$108.00

Pre-Alpha

4:00pm - 4:40 pm

10:20am - 11:00 am 11:00am - 11:40 am

$117.00

Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta

4:00pm - 4:40 pm

10:20am - 11:00 am

$117.00

Freestyle (all levels)

4:40pm - 5:20 pm

8:10am - 9:00 am

$144.00

11:00am - 11:50 am 11:00am - 11:40am

$144.00 $117.00

Freestyle (6 & above) Teen/Adult

2014 SUMMER LEARN TO SKATE

June 18 – August 9 (8 weeks) All fees subject to 5% village entertainment tax *10 min. practice time afterwards

Tots, Beginners, Pre-Alpha

WEDNESDAY 4:10pm - 4:40 pm*

Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta

4:10pm - 4:50 pm

Freestyle (all levels)

4:10pm - 4:50 pm

Teen/Adult

SATURDAY

FEES $96.00 $96.00

9:10am - 9:50 am

$112.00

9:10am - 9:50 am

$96.00

Off Ice Conditioning Class (Alpha & above) Wed. 3:40pm - 4:00pm Fee: $48.00

CRYSTAL EDGES COMPETITIVE FIGURE SKATING CLUB

CEFS is open to skaters of all levels interested in taking their skating to an advanced level. Skaters represent The Edge at local and national events though out the year. The Crystal Edges includes individual, small group and synchronized skating teams. Crystal Edges Teams: JR Formation, Beginner Formation, Dance Team, Team Production.

COMPETITIVE FIGURE SKATING PROGRAM

The Edge also offers an intensive program for the competitive skater. Specialized classes are offered on and off ice, including strength and conditioning, off ice jump, axel and dance classes. Call the figure skating director for more information.

EDGE ICE ARENA COMPETITIVE SUMMER CAMP

An intensive program for the competitive figure skater. Day includes on ice skills classes, off ice conditioning and dance classes and practice ice. For more information call the figure skating director. 9

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SKATING INFORMATION All fees are subject to change without notice.

PRIVATE LESSONS:

Private lessons are available for skaters wishing to enhance their lessons with one on one or small group instruction. See the figure skating director for more information and instructor availability.

SPECIAL EVENTS

May 24 - 25, 2014 Hosting ISI Conference Championships (National Event) ANNUAL ICE SHOW JUNE 13 and 14, 2014 14th Annual Ice Show & Recital “Peter Pan on Ice” The Edge Ice Arena’s Annual Ice show is the highlight of the skating season. Our ice show is more than a recital but entertaining productions that showcases all learn to skate and competitive skaters. If you haven’t seen or participated in one of our productions you are certainly missing out. Don’t miss this one! Group skaters wishing to participate in annual ice show are required to be enrolled in learn to skate classes for the winter and spring sessions.

PRINCIPLE PARTS – Important information

Skaters wanting to try out for a principle part (solo, duet, small group etc) MUST be enrolled in ALL sessions of learn to skate beginning August 2013 until May 2014. Skaters are *REQUIRED TO ATTEND 80% OF THEIR CLASSES EACH SESSION.* Skaters must be in a freestyle level to be considered for a try out. Skaters must attend all rehearsals, and dress rehearsal is MANDATORY. Ice Show registration fee includes: All Rehearsals, Costume, 2 ice show tickets An additional show fee will be required for skaters awarded a specialty part or solo along with a separate costume fee. Fee will be determined after all parts have been awarded Tot & Beginner Skaters Pre-Alpha, Alpha, Beta Gamma, Delta Skaters Freestyle Level Skaters 5% tax NOT included

$140 $150 $150 $170

(Tights and boot covers, if needed, are not included, but will be available for purchase)

Skaters are to register at the level they are enrolled as of winter session.

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THEATRE/SUNDAES TOO All fees are subject to change without notice. The Bensenville Theatre, located in the downtown area of Bensenville, is a two screen cinema. Each theater holds 130 seats, which allows moviegoers to enjoy recent Hollywood releases in an intimate setting. Entrance to the theater is located in the Sundae’s Too Ice Cream Shoppe. Ticket Price: $5.00 Seniors: $2.00 until 5pm. Party Packages If you are looking for a location to host your birthday party or special celebration, join us at the Bensenville Theatre/ & Sundae’s Too! We have plenty of Party Package Specials. Package 1 A Movie, 16 oz. soft drink and a small popcorn. $7 per person + tax Package 2 A Movie, 16 oz. soft drink, small popcorn, plus an after movie Hot Dog and 16 oz. soft drink. $8.50 per person + tax Package 3 A Movie, 16 oz. soft drink, small popcorn, plus an after movie single dip ice cream and a 16 oz. soft drink. $9.00 per person + tax Package 4 A Movie, 16 oz. soft drink, small popcorn, plus an after movie hot dog, single dip ice cream and a 16 oz. soft drink. $10 per person + tax Would you like something different or special? Contact us for additional options.

Bensenville Theatre and Sundae’s Too! 9 South Center Street Bensenville, IL 60106 630-860-1404 www.bensenville.il.us ShowTime's: 630-860-7774 Corporate Events Join us for your special celebration! Hold your company’s next Business Meeting, Holiday Party or Employee Training Session at the Bensenville Theatre/Sundae’s Too! We can accommodate a wide variety of special packages for any corporate event. Would you like a catered meal with beverages? We’d be happy to help you out! Hours Available: Mon - Fri (9:00am - 11:30am) Sat - Sun (10:00am - 1:30pm)

Hours Available: Sat-Sun 10:00-1:30 pm School Events and Field Trips The Bensenville Theatre and Sundae’s Too is just the place for your school outing or special event. We’d be happy to play your favorite movie and accommodate your students at any time during the day. Just pull up your school bus and drop off your students and enjoy a morning or afternoon of fun in a diverse and enjoyable setting. Call us for details at 630-860-1404, ext. 2. 11

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MINOR HAWKS Introductory Hockey League Players born from 1/1/2006 to 12/31/2008 are invited to join the best developmental hockey league in the country. We will be following the USA Hockey Athletic Development Model to provide the best possible experience for your up and coming hockey player. At ages 6-9 years old, our objective for physical development is to refine fundamental movement skills and begin to acquire basic sports skills. This is the time As far as when a foundation is laid for future acquisition of more advanced skills. psychological development goes, we will be focusing on providing FUN, motivating practices and games, developing reasoning skills through unstructured competition, building confidence by creating competitive groups which will allow for a high rate of success and promoting individual and group participation, maintaining a “no excuses” atmosphere, and introducing the participants to simple rules and sports ethics (fair play). REGISTRATION INFORMATION Spring Season: April 7 - May 28 Registration is on a first come, first serve basis, as space is limited. All participants must register at least one week prior to the start of the session. Once registered, you will receive an email with instructions for the evaluation skate. Please check out the Blues website at www.chicagoblueshockey.org or contact Todd Finner at (630) 594 - 1142 for more information. FORMAT Practices will be split into 4 groups based on ability. We recognize that each player is unique and develops at a different rate. By creating parity within each group we feel that we can better serve the needs of each player on a more individualized basis. Players will have more fun by practicing at their own level and coaches will be able to create a more competitive atmosphere with the games and competitions in practice. Games will consist of half ice games with the new hard board system splitting the ice in two. Competitive matching will be the rule to create parity amongst teams. By splitting the ice into two we will be creating more opportunity for each young player to get involved in the game and thus use their skating, puck-handling, agility, and shooting on a more frequent basis. Game and practice times are typically Mondays at 5:40 pm and Wednesdays at 5:55 pm at the Edge on Jefferson West. FEES The cost to join the league is $225.00. Please register for this program on the Chicago Blues website at www.chicagoblueshockey.org. No walk-in registration will be permitted. The Chicago Blues is a non profit youth hockey organization. FACILITY The Edge Ice Arena is owned and operated by the Village of Bensenville. We pride ourselves on providing a clean, safe and well maintained family friendly facility. The Edge is located at 735 East Jefferson Street in Bensenville, IL 60106. COACHES INFORMATION This program will be run by hockey director’s Todd Finner and Jeff Jones. Each director has extensive experience in coaching youth hockey. All practices will be conducted under the direction of these hockey directors. If you are interested in becoming a youth hockey coach please indicate so while registering your child for the league on the Chicago Blues website. All coaches will be required to attend the USA Hockey Coaching Education Program workshop, complete the USA Hockey 8 & under online coaching module as well as be screened and fingerprinted. 12

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MINOR HAWKS PRE-HOCKEY One Goal…One Kid at a Time

Fun And Skills… … the right place to start… About the Program

Pre-Hockey/Learn to Skate classes are structured so your child will have the opportunity to learn the basics of hockey from experienced professional instructors in an atmosphere that is relaxed, non-competitive and fun to learn. No skating or hockey experience is needed. Classes with Pre-Hockey/Learn to Skate programs concentrate on skating basics and confidence building. Our hockey program prides itself on the quality of our coaching staff. Our program makes it a priority to train our coaches to ensure your child receives the best coaching instruction available. Upon completion of our Pre-Hockey program, it is our goal to have prepared your child to be ready to join a team. Your child may then enjoy the excitement of playing on a hockey team with children of his or her own age. Evaluation will take place on final class to determine if your child should return to another Pre-hockey class or move up to a house league team. Equipment Because our classes are instructional in nature, we do not require complete hockey equipment. We do require your child wear a HECC approved hockey helmet with facemask, hockey elbow pads, shin pads, hockey gloves, jersey and has a hockey stick. Rental skates are available to rent for one dollar but purchasing a correctly sized quality skate is of great benefit to the skater. Equipment can be purchased at the Edge Pro Shop or at Total Hockey which is located at the corner or Route 83 and St. Charles Road in Elmhurst. We have a limited number of starter packages available for $85 which include everything except skates and a hockey stick. Please let me know if you are interested in purchasing a starter pack. Volunteers Wanted Dad’s and Mom’s – We want you! Do you enjoy working with children? If so, don’t be afraid to come and help out. Enthusiasm 13

and support are all that is required. We will provide you with the rest. If you are interested in assisting our regular staff of instructors please indicate on the online registration that you are interested in coaching. Coaching credits are available. Thank you for your help and support of our program. 2014 Schedule Spring Session Wednesday April 2 - May 21 5:00 pm Edge on Jefferson - West Cost: $80

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Registration Please register for this program on the Chicago Blues website at www.chicagoblueshockey.org. Please register for class at least one week prior to the start of the first class. No walk up registration will be permitted. Facility We are located at the Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville. We pride ourselves on providing clean, well maintained locker rooms and a well lit, professionally run facility. The address of the facility is 735 E. Jefferson Street, Bensenville, IL 60106. The main number for the Edge Ice Arena is (630) 766 - 8888.

Saturdays April 5 - May 24 12:30 pm Edge on John Street Cost: $80 Summer Session Wednesday June 4 - August 20 Times and location TBA Cost: $100.00

Edge Ice Arenas 735 East Jefferson Street and 545 John Street Bensenville, IL 60106

For more information please call Todd Finner at (630) 594 - 1142 or visit the website at www.chicagoblueshockey.org

Philosophy Fun and skills make up the foundation of our program. Although many players develop at different rates, we believe that every player has the potential to be great and to maximize his/her hockey playing experience through a perfect balance of fun games and skills training. Our training staff will be following the Long Term Athletic Development Model guidelines. Our objective is to provide a fun, family based environment designed for each child to develop a sense of self confidence, to promote fair play, to meet new friends and to develop a life-long interest in this great sport.

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AQUATIC CENTER All fees are subject to change without notice. The Water’s Edge Aquatic Facility

The Water’s Edge is an indoor aquatic facility attached to the Edge Ice Arena at 545 John Street. The Water’s Edge Aquatic Facility offers diving boards in a 13 foot diving well, and an 8-lane, 25 yard lap pool ranging from 5 feet to 6 feet deep. To access this facility, patrons are asked to use the main entrance of the building. The pool and locker rooms can be accessed directly through the ice arena restrooms on the west side of the building. The pool cashier is conveniently located on the pool deck for you. Cash is the acceptable form of payment on deck for daily use. Lifeguards cannot accept bills larger than $20.00. Small bills requested. Patrons must provide their own swimming attire, towels, and locks for securing property. Lockers are provided for use, free of charge. The Village of Bensenville is not responsible for lost or stolen property.

Your safety is very important to us, we have many floatation devices available for use, as well as highly trained lifeguard staff to ensure safety at the facility. Standard Public Swim Times

(Times vary each month, please call 630-766-8888 for up-to-date information)

Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 3:30 pm Saturday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm This schedule is subject to change without notice. Daily Pool Admission Fees Children 3 years and under Children 4-18 Adult Seniors (65+) College Students

Residents FREE $4 $4 $2 Flat Rate

Non-Residents FREE $7 $7 $4 $4

All patrons paying discounted rates MUST present a valid, state issued ID, college ID, or Water’s Edge membership card and must sign in for each day’s use.

Pool Memberships (Include Open Swim and AquaFitness Courses)

Annual Membership Individual Family Senior (65+) Student

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Resident $125 $150 $100 $100

Non-resident $175 $225 $150 $150

The Water’s Edge will be closed the following dates: April 20, 2014 Easter Sunday May 26, 2014 Memorial Day July 4, 2014 Independence Day September 1, 2014 Labor Day Pool schedule is subject to change without notice. AquaFitness Courses The Water’s Edge Aquatic Center offers AquaFitness programs to participants of all ages. These courses offer no-impact cardio work outs designed to help you lose those extra pounds without the stress on your joints. Classes are typically held in our dive well while you are suspended in the water. Flotation devices are provided. Classes are FREE with your membership, or simply pay the daily entrance fee to join. Patrons interested in receiving the discounted resident, senior, or college student rates MUST present valid identification.

Registration Guidelines Registrations will be accepted at the Edge Ice Arena at 735 E. Jefferson Street. The Edge Ice Arena will be accepting registrations during standard hours of operation; please call to verify hours. Residents of Bensenville will be required to show proof of residency at time of registration. Nonresidents are welcome to participate in all aquatic programs. Non-residents are individuals who do not pay taxes to the Village of Bensenville (mailing address must specify Bensenville as the city). Registration Deadlines Class registration deadline is 1 week before the start of class. The Water’s Edge Aquatic Center is committed to giving our swimmers the highest quality of instruction and taking pride in preparation for class. “Walk-Ins” jeopardize this structure and a $10.00 late fee will be applied. Late Registration must be approved by the Aquatic Director. Enrollment is subject to class availability. Refund/Missed Class Policy There will be no refunds or make-up lessons for missed classes. There is a $12 per class withdrawal fee for the cancellation. If a participant must withdraw from classes because of a medical reason, a full or partial refund or credit may be given if proper documentation is supplied at the time of cancellation. All refunds or credits may only be granted if approved by the Aquatic Director.

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AQUATIC CENTER All fees are subject to change without notice. The American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Program

The American Red Cross Learn–to-Swim program is designed to give students a positive learning experience. This program teaches aquatic safety skills in a logical progression through six levels of courses. The objective of this program is to teach children to swim and be safe in, on, and around the water.

Spring/Summer Session Dates

5 week sessions **No makeup on 4-5 week sessions** Spring 3 April 13, 2014 - April 18, 2014 (No lessons on April 20th | Makeup on May 18th.) Summer 1 June 1, 2014 - July 5, 2014 Summer 2 July 13, 2014 - August 16, 2014

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS Parent and Child Aquatics (Ages 6 months-5 years) This course helps develop swimming readiness by leading parents and their children in water exploration activities with the objectives of having fun and becoming comfortable in the water. Children may not pass through Parent and Child Aquatic lessons until the age of three. (One child per parent) Level 1-Introduction to Water Skills The objective of Level One is to help students feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy the water safely. Students will learn elementary water skills which they can build on as they progress through the various levels. Level 2- Fundamental Aquatic Skills Students who wish to enter this course must have a Level 1 Certificate or must be able to demonstrate all the completion requirements in Level 1. The objective of Level 2 is to give students success with fundamental skills. Students learn to float without support and recover to a vertical position. Students also explore simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions on the front and back to lay the foundation for future strokes. Level 3-Stroke Development Students entering this course must have a Level 2 Certificate or be able to demonstrate all the completion requirements in Level 2. students learn to coordinate the front and back crawl, and learn elements of the butterfly stroke. Due to our pool depth, students must be able to swim 1 length on their front and 1 length on their back unassisted. Level 4- Stroke Improvement Students entering this course must have a Level 3 Certificate or be able to demonstrate all the completion requirements in Level 3. In this level students improve their skills and increase their endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front and back crawl) and introduce the fundamentals of the butterfly, side stroke, elementary back stroke, and the breast stroke.

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Level 5- Stroke Refinement Students entering this course must have a Level 4 Certificate or be able to demonstrate all the completion requirements in Level 4. This course develops the coordination and refinement of the strokes. Starts and turns are introduced at this level. Level 6- Swimming and Skill Proficiency Students entering this course must have a Level 5 Certificate or be able to demonstrate all the completion requirements in Level 5. In this level we refine all six strokes and prepare the swimmer for competitive swimming. This class offers 4 options: personal water safety, fundamentals of diving, fitness swimming, and lifeguard readiness. Teen/Adult Lessons These lessons are for teenagers and adults who wish to learn how to swim. This course follows the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Program.

PRICING AND AVAILABILITY

*Classes with less than 2 participants, may be subject to cancellation.*

Parent and Child Aquatics Ages 6 months-5 years Resident $55 Non-resident $65

Saturday: 9:00 am-9:30 am

Level 1 and Level 2

Resident $55 Non-resident $65 Saturday:

9:30 am - 10:00 am 10:05 am - 10:35 am 10:40 am - 11:10 am 11:15 am - 11:45 am

Sunday:

9:30 am - 10:00 am 10:05 am - 10:35 am 10:40 am - 11:10 am 11:15 am - 11:45 am

Level 3, Level 4, Level 5 and Level 6 Resident $75 Non-resident $85 Saturday:

9:30 am - 10:15 am 10:20 am - 11:05 am 11:10 am - 11:55 am

Sunday:

9:30 am - 10:15 am 10:20 am - 11:05 am 11:10 am - 11:55 am

Teen/Adult Lessons Resident $65 Thursday:

Non-resident $75 6:45pm-7:30pm

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AQUATIC CENTER All fees are subject to change without notice. Private and Semi-Private Lessons Times and dates vary, they are based on your needs and instructor availability. This program is recommended to be done in conjunction with group swim lessons. Please call the Aquatic Director, to arrange private lessons with aquatic staff. Adaptive Aquatic Lessons. Adaptive lessons are designed for those who have mental and or physical limitations. Please contact the Aquatic Director for more information. Team Building, Scouts, Facility Rentals , and Birthday Parties Whatever you or your organization is looking for, the Water’s Edge Aquatic Center can provide a safe and fun environment. Contact the Aquatic Director to schedule your teambuilding workshop, group pool rental, or birthday party. Scouts The Water’s Edge Aquatic Center accommodates scout group’s looking to train in the water for merit badges. Scout usage must be arranged with the Aquatic Director to ensure facility availability and scout rates. Facility Rentals The Water’s Edge Aquatic Center can rent out individual lap lanes, diving areas, or exclusive access to the facility for group rentals. Please contact the Aquatic Director for pricing and availability.

Bensenville Wahoo Summer Swim Team Ages: 6-18 The Bensenville Wahoo Swim Team is a recreational team that competes against other facilities in the Central Suburban Swim Conference. For ages 6-18 years, the Wahoo Swim Team is designed to develop individual swimming skills, while promoting healthy lifestyles and sportsmanship. The Wahoo’s compete in dual meets each season and have taken 1st place the past two seasons in a row! During the summer season, the Wahoo’s participate in the Central Suburban Swim Conference. Summer Season: May 27, 2014—July 27, 2014 Mandatory Parent Meeting:

May 27th from 6:00pm-7:00pm

Tryouts and Registration:

May 27th from 7:00pm - 8:00pm May 29th from 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Junior Wahoo:

(Practice times effective June 2nd) Monday/Tuesday/Thursday) 5:30pm-6:30pm

Birthday Parties ** Birthday parties are a special time in a child’s life. A great way to make fond memories and move forward toward new beginnings, the Water’s Edge Aquatic Center offers a variety of options for Birthday Parties. For safety reasons and staff availability, all birthday parties must be prearranged with the Aquatic Director and may not be done on a walk-in basis during open swim. There is a $50.00 Non-Refundable down payment for all parties. **All catering must be conducted through Bella Vista — 630-616-9035 Non-Exclusive Swimming Party (Pool usage during standard operating hours) Residents Non-Residents Up to 20 swimmers $80.00 / hour $115.00 / hour 21-36 swimmers $125.00 / hour $160.00 / hour 36 or more swimmers Call for rates Exclusive Swimming Party (Exclusive use of pools outside of standard operating hours) Residents Non-Residents Up to 35 swimmers $200.00 / hour $250.00 / hour 35 or more swimmers Call for rates

Party Room

$50.00 per hour

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(Practice times effective June 9th) Monday/Wednesday/Friday 8:00am-9:00am Wahoo: (Tryouts Required)

(Practice times effective June 2nd) Monday/Tuesday/Thursday 5:30pm-7:30pm (Practice times effective June 9th) Monday/Wednesday/Friday 8:00am-10:00am

Residents Non-Residents Fees: Junior Wahoo $125.00 $140.00 Wahoo $160.00 $175.00 *Swimsuit, volunteer, and conference fees not included in registration fee. * Multiple swimmer discount! After the first enrollment, receive $10 off the standard rate, per each additional enrollment. For more information on the Wahoo Swim Team: Wahoo Website: http://www.bensenvillewahoo.com Wahoo Hotline: 630-594-1106 Aquatic Office: 630-594-1413

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AQUATIC CENTER All fees are subject to change without notice.

DIVE WELL RULES AND POLICIES

POOL RULES AND SAFETY REGULATIONS The Lifeguard(s) on duty are responsible for enforcing the above rules and any

supervisor’s discretion.

additional policies to ensure the safety of all swimmers and staff. Aquatic personnel must be obeyed at all times. Failure to comply with facility rules, written or verbal, may result in removal or revoking of facility privileges. •

Soap showers are encouraged before entering the pool deck. All oils,

Only one person on the diving board at a time; individuals must wait their

Toys or flotation devices are not allowed in the diving well. (Excluding

Masks or snorkels are not allowed off of the diving board at any time. They

turn on deck. noodles).

lotions, gels, and perfumes must be washed off prior to entering the water.

The dive well is closed during open swim hours and may only be opened at a

Shoulders length hair must be tied up or in a bathing cap.

are however, allowed for swimming if individuals can properly demonstrate

Street worn shoes are prohibited in pool area and must be removed prior

clearing the mask of water, while submerged.

to entering the shower area.

Standard goggles are not allowed in the dive well at any time.

Proper swim attire must be worn in the pool AT ALL TIMES (no cutoff,

Divers must exit at corresponding ladder before next diver may take their

shorts, or cloth diapers). Clothing is allowed OVER proper swim attire but must be grey or white in color. • •

No food, gum, tobacco, or glass containers are allowed in the pool area. Admission to pool will be refused to all persons having any contagious disease or infectious conditions such as colds, fever, ringworm, infections,

turn. The Lifeguard(s) on duty are responsible for enforcing the above rules and any additional policies to ensure the safety of all swimmers and staff. The Water’s Edge Aquatic Director and staff reserve the right to close any lap lanes or pool areas at any time.

etc. •

Persons having bandages, open sores, cuts, etc. are advised not to swim.

Any person under the influence of alcohol or exhibiting erratic behavior shall not be permitted in the pool area.

Children 6 years of age and under must be accompanied by an adult in the water.

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Children 12 years of age and under must have an adult present. All children not toilet-trained shall wear tight fit rubber or plastic pants over a swim diaper.

Spitting, spouting of water, blowing the nose, or otherwise introducing contaminants into the pool is strictly prohibited.

No running, roughhousing, or horseplay is allowed in the pool area, except in permitted and supervised water sports.

Toys must be soft or non-damaging; Throwing of any object is strictly prohibited.

Everyone must clear the pool once the lifeguard has blown the whistle.

Non-swimmers must stay in the lap pool only.

Child safety seats or strollers are prohibited in the pool area.

Inflatable toys are not allowed in either pool; including water wings, inner tubes, etc.

Use of starting blocks is prohibited during open swim.

Unsafe entry into the lap pool is strictly prohibited, including but not limited to; flipping, jackknives, or diving of any sort. Diving in lap pool is only permitted for competitive swimming and/or training.

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American Red Cross Health and Safety Programs The Water’s Edge Aquatic Center is proud to offer the following American Red Cross Health and Safety programs: • Automated External Defibrillator (AED) • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) • Child and Infant CPR • Lifeguard • Standard First Aid • Basic Water Rescue • CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer • Safety Training for Swim Coaches • Oxygen Administration Lifeguard Training/First Aid/CPR for the Professional Rescuer

This course is designed to train individuals in the skills necessary to save a life around an aquatic setting. All students must attend all class sessions to receive certification, and must pass a pre-course swimming skills evaluation on the first day. This evaluation consists of a 300 yard swim, and retrieving a 10 pound object from 10 feet of water. Any student who does not pass the pre-course session can transfer their registration fee into the learn to swim program. We also offer, by appointment, challenges in the above curriculum for re-certification. For further information on ARC classes, please contact the Aquatic Director.

Jumping and/or standing on flotation devices is prohibited.

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PARTY AT THE EDGE!! Book your Party today!

Dash on the Ice Party!!! * * * * *

During Public Skate hours $50.00 per Hour for party room Up to 25 people $5.00 per person Catering through Bella Vista. Contact Ray @ 630-616-9035

Private Parties! Call or E-mail For details!!!

Contact: Stephanie Fintikis Phone: 630-766-8888 Email: SďŹ ntikis@bensenville.il.us

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There is a $50.00 Non-Refundable down payment for all parties.

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TEEN CENTER All fees are subject to change without notice.

Do you know about our food program? The Green Teen Zone has partnered with the Northern Illinois Food Bank to provide daily snack and dinner to children every day!!

What is the Green Teen Zone? The Green Teen Zone is a drop-in center for Bensenville youth, funded by the Village of Bensenville. Our program serves fourth grade through eighth grade children, enrolled in Bensenville schools.

*Children 8 years old and younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

The Green Teen Zone is a fun, safe place for children to come EVERY day after school and during the summer. The best part about the Green Teen Zone is that it is absolutely FREE!!!

HOURS & CONTACT INFORMATION:

The Green Teen Zone offers a great deal of activities and opportunities for students. Our program also provides free daily meals!

Monday – Friday 3:00 PM to 7 PM

What Activities are available at the Green Teen Zone?

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The Green Teen Zone will also provide meals to any Bensenville resident 18 years old or younger! Even if you are not of an age where you can participate in our program, you can still come in every day for free meals!! Just stop in during our meal times.

Daily Homework Help

Daily Snack and Dinner

Free Weekly Guitar Lessons

Large Group Activities

Games and Crafts

PlayStation, X box, Game Cube

Pac-Man, Pool, Ping Pong, Air Hockey

Free Weekly Field Trips during the summer and MORE!!!

After school hours: *Thursday 2:00 PM to 7 PM Summer hours: Monday – Friday 12:00 PM to 4 PM Rebecca Adamowski, Director (630) 694-1809 Rebecca_greenteen@att.net 302 W. Green St. Bensenville, IL 60106

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LIBERTYFEST– 4TH OF JULY

The Village of Bensenville presents the July 4th Liberty Fest! Come celebrate Independence Day with us! This celebration of America’s birthday, is full of family fun and great times for everyone! Our Independence Day Parade steps off at Downtown Bensenville at 10am, travels east on Green Street, south on York Road, and east on Jefferson Street. The parade features some of the best bands, floats, and entertainment from around the region and ends at Redmond Park. Following the 4th of July parade, come out to Redmond Park for games, events, music and food. There will be live music all day long by the following bands: • • •

Soul Patch Monkey 3:00pm-4:30pm In Session 5:15pm—7:45pm Heartache Tonight 7:30pm-9:30pm

At 9:30pm a Fireworks Spectacular will close out the evening. The Village has contracted with a new fireworks company who has promised to rock the house this year, so don’t miss out! 20

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MUSIC IN THE PARK

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BENSENVILLE PARK DISTRICT

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ENROLLMENT FORM Edge Ice Arenas & Water’s Edge Aquatic Center Phone: 630-766-8888 * Fax 630-594-1143

Name of Parent or Guardian (First & Last) Address: City & Zip: Home Phone: Cell Phone: Email Address: Emergency Contact: Emergency Phone: Health Information: Please list all medical conditions the participant may have including allergies. Participant Name

Birth Date (mm/dd/yyyy)

Session

Skating Swimming Level Level

Day

Time

Fee

5% Amusement Tax (excluding swimming): $15.00 Registration Fee Per Skater: Total Due:

Cash

Payment Method:

Credit

Check #_______

CALL FOR PAYMENT OPTIONS OR SEND CHECK WITH THIS FORM TO: Edge Ice Arena 735 E. Jefferson Bensenville, Il 60106

Program Waiver: PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT, SWIMMING AND SKATING EQUIPMENT RENTAL AGREEMENT, RELEASE OF LIABILITY, WAIVER OF CLAIMS AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK BY SIGNING THIS DOCUMENT YOU ARE ENTERING INTO A CONTRACT WHEREIN YOU MAY BE WAIVING CERTAIN LEGAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO Sue. TO The Edge Ice Arenas (“Arena”), Water’s Edge Aquatic Center (“Aquatic Center”), the Village of Bensenville, their owners, directors, agents, employees, and/or representatives of the above listed organizations. ASSUMPTION OF RISK: I am aware that ice skating and swimming involve certain inherent risks, dangers and hazards which can result in serious personal injury or death. I am also aware that ice skating arenas and the aquatic center contain potential dangers to the ice skating and swimming public. As such, I hereby freely agree to assume and accept any and all known and unknown risks of injury while participating in ice skating and aquatic center activities. I further recognize and acknowledge that the risks inherent in the sport of ice skating and swimming can be greatly reduced by taking lessons, abiding by the Skater Responsibility Code and the Swimming Responsibility Code (now known as your “Responsibility Code”) and by using common sense. RELEASE AND WAIVER OF CLAIMS AGREEMENT: In consideration of allowing me to participate in the Arena’s Ice Skating programs and the Aquatic Center’s swimming lessons; in consideration of the loan or rental to me of skating and swimming equipment, I hereby agree to the fullest, and extent permitted by law as follows: 1. TO ACCEPT FOR USE AS IS any equipment loaned or rented to me and to keep it in my possession at all times. 2. TO WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS that I have or may in the future have against the Arena and the Aquatic Center, any of the parties named above and/or the Rental Shop and 3. TO RELEASE the Arena, the Aquatic Center and any party named above and/or the Rental Shop from any and all liability for any loss, damage, injury or expense that I may suffer, or that my next of kin may suffer, arising from the ice skating and swimming programs at the Arena and the Aquatic Center and as a result of my participation in the Arena’s ice skating programs and the Aquatic Center’s swimming programs and the use of the equipment loaned or rented to me, due to any cause whatsoever, including negligence of breach of contract regarding the design, manufacture, selection, installation, maintenance or adjustment of the equipment and in the operation, supervision, design, or maintenance of the Arena and the Aquatic Center. ARBITRATION: In consideration of allowing me to participate in the Arena’s ice skating programs and the Aquatic Center’s lessons, and in the consideration of the loan or rental to me of ice skating and swimming equipment, I hereby agree to submit to binding arbitration any and all claims which I believe I may have against the Arena and the Aquatic Center’s, the above named parties and/or the Rental Shop arising from my participation in the Arena’s ice skating programs and the Aquatic Center’s swimming programs and use of the equipment loaned or rented to me. The arbitration shall be pursuant to the rules of the American Arbitration Association. The arbitrators shall apply the Federal Rules of Evidence to all proceedings. Arbitration shall be commenced within one (1) year from the date on which any alleged claim first arose. Further, the arbitration shall be held in the town where the Arena and Aquatic Center is located, unless otherwise mutually agreed to by all parties. The submission to the American Arbitration Association shall be unlimited and the arbitration award may be enforced by any court of competent jurisdiction. BINDING EFFECT OF AGREEMENT: In the event of my death or incapacity, this Agreement shall be effective and binding upon heirs, next of kin, executors, administrators, assigns and representatives. ENTIRE AGREEMENT: In entering into this Agreement, I am not relying upon any oral or written representation other than what is set forth in this Agreement I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THIS AGREEMENT AND I AM AWARE THAT BY SIGNING THIS AGREEMENT I AM WAIVING CERTAIN LEGAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO SUE THE ARENA AND THE AQUATIC CENTER, ITS OWNERS, MANAGERS, EMPLOYEES AND/OR THE RENTAL SHOP.

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(If participant is Under 18 years- Legal Guardian must sign)

Date:

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SPRING & SUMMER PROGRAM GUIDE EDGE II -OFFICES 735 EAST JEFFERSON STREET BENSENVILLE, IL 60106 PH: (630) 766-8888 FX: (630) 594-1143


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