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"All it takes is a pair of skates" draws budding bladesters.

Pyper leads a pack of skaters around the ice during Sports Day

The Cranbrook Skating Club sent out the word to one and all to come out and learn to skate on Sports Day, September 27. “All it Takes is a Pair of Skates” took place Thursday at Memorial Arena in Cranbrook.”The focus behind Sports Day is of course to increase physical activity across Canada,” said Debbie Mandryk, coach for the Cranbrook Skating Club. During the event, new skaters got a chance to meet with local coaches and get a few pointers. Mandryk hopes some keen skaters will continue on in the program long after the free day. Adults are welcome, but Mandryk said helmets are mandatory for all learners. The Cranbrook Skating Club just started off its new season on September 20. Mandryk said that parents often don’t think of skating this early in the year, but the program is already bustling with activity. So far the club boasts a membership of 60 kids learning how to skate. “We hope to double that,” Mandryk said. “We want people who maybe have never thought about skating for their children.”

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