Winter Olympics: Ducks to host sendoff for local figure skaters, coaches
The Ducks, along with The Rinks, will host a pretty cool sendoff on Wednesday.
Local figure skaters, and coaches, who train at The Rinks-Lakewood Ice Facility, will be honored before they head to the Winter Olympics.
Don't miss this special event at The Rinks – Lakewood ICE! Skate with U.S. Olympians Ashley Wagner, Nathan Chen, and Adam Rippon, Czech Republic Olympian Michal Brezina, and U.S. Olympic Alternate Mariah Bell on January 31st from 4-5pm! Click here to RSVP! https://t.co/2l0N8glLnw pic.twitter.com/fJSrWhTaUW
— The Rinks (@The_Rinks) January 26, 2018
Fans are invited, between 4-5p, to skate with U.S. Olympians Nathan Chen, Adam Rippon, Ashley Wagner, Czech Republic Olympian Michal Brezina, U.S. Alternate Mariah Bell and France Alternative Romain Ponsart from 4-4:15p, followed by an on-ice autograph session from 4:15-4:30p. with the athletes.
The on ice festivities will continue from 4:30-5pwith a free Learn to Skate lesson, games and local synchronized team exhibitions. The event is free to the public and includes a skate rental if needed.
All five skaters are currently training in Lakewood where renowned figure skating coach Rafael Arutyunyan, along with his team, wife Vera Arutyunyan and Nadia Kanaeva, have taken up a coaching residency leading into the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, taking place Feb. 9-25.