This year’s National K-12 Chess Championships were replaced by a novel online edition due to COVID. Predictably, the new format presented an array of technical and logistical challenges compared to the annual trip to Florida, but the event was still well-attended and highly competitive. Meanwhile, Hans N.' 21 was abroad confirming his Grandmaster status.
Four gymnasiums, a swimming pool, an athletic training room and a state of the art weight room, with both cardiovascular and weight training machines, house the athletic program. The Columbia Prep Lions also utilize several athletic facilities throughout the New York metropolitan area, including:
Randall’s Island: Randall’s Island Park is home to 60+ fields, which is approximately half of all the athletic fields in Manhattan. These fields accommodate a variety of sports, including soccer, softball, baseball, football, lacrosse, field hockey and rugby. Randall’s Island Park has both synthetic and grass fields. The CGPS soccer, lacrosse, softball and baseball teams play on Randall's Island. You can find directions to Randall's Island here.
City Ice Pavilion Located in Long Island City, City Ice Pavilion is a NHL-regulation ice rink that hosts CGPS Varsity Hockey games. You can find directions to City Ice Pavilion here.
New York Tennis Club Founded in 1886, New York Tennis Club boasts 6 Har-Tru courts and hosts the CGPS tennis team. You can find directions to the New York Tennis Club here.
Riverbank State Park Inspired by urban rooftop designs in Japan, this 28-acre multi-level landscaped recreational rises 69 feet above the Hudson River and offers a wide variety of athletic facilities. Housed in five major buildings are an Olympic-size pool, a covered skating rink and a 2,500-seat athletic complex with fitness room. Outdoor sports amenities include a 25-yard lap pool, four tennis courts, four basketball courts, a softball field, four hand/paddleball courts, and a 400-meter eight-lane running track with a football/soccer field. The CGPS soccer, ice hockey, softball and track teams compete here. You can find directions to Riverbank State Park here.
Roberto Clemente State Park Roberto Clemente State Park is a 25-acre waterfront park located along the Harlem River in the Bronx. The park offers The facilities include a multi-purpose recreation building and an Olympic-size pool complex. The CGPS baseball and softball teams compete here. You can find directions to Roberto Clemente State Park here.
John Jay College The five lane, 25-yard long pool at John Jay College serves as home turf for the CGPS Varsity Swim Team. You can find directions to John Jay College here.