The Fallon County Recreation Department’s Learn to Skate program is a great place to start for any aspiring hockey player or figure skater.
Posted Friday, January 23, 2015
The Fallon County Recreation Department’s Learn to Skate program is a great place to start for any aspiring hockey player or figure skater. For the past five years, Braylea Wyrick, a BHS senior, has been instructing and sharing her love of skating with youth in the program.
The Recreation Department offers the lessons to children kindergarten through sixth grade for four weeks in January on Fridays. It is held at the City of Baker ice rink north of Coldwell Field. Twenty-one children are participating in the program this year. They are required to wear safety helmets. Class instruction includes basic fundamentals on single bladed skates and introduction to hockey and figure skating.
“The City ice rink is a wonderful asset to our community in these winter months,” said Angie Rabbitt, Rec Dept. director. “This designated area is a much safer alternative than skating on Baker Lake.”
The ice rink is maintained by the Parks Department and open to the public at no charge. The rink has a warming house for a place to take a break from the elements and outdoor timed lighting for use at night.