Skaters at the Ice Sports Forum in Brandon recently celebrated the excitement of the Winter Games in Russia during Olympic Day.
Youngsters skated to Olympic themes, held the Ice Sports Forum “Olympic” torch and posed with gold-colored medals for photos.
Tommy Brannen, the ice rink facility’s skating director, said the Olympic buzz has significantly increased the number of students taking figure skating and ice hockey lessons. In response, the Ice Sports Forum has added new coaches to accommodate the growing programs.
“The road to the Olympics starts with your first lesson,” said Brannen, “and we would like to encourage everyone to give skating a try.”
The Ice Sports Forum is at 10222 Elizabeth Place, off Falkenburg Road just north of State Road 60.