Figure Skating Club to host skate-a-thon
BEMIDJI--The Bemidji Figure Skating Club, with the help of Sanford Health, is hosting a Destination PyeongChang Skate-A-Thon from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Neilson Reise Arena in Bemidji. People of all ages and abilities are invited to parti...
BEMIDJI-The Bemidji Figure Skating Club, with the help of Sanford Health, is hosting a Destination PyeongChang Skate-A-Thon from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Neilson Reise Arena in Bemidji. People of all ages and abilities are invited to participate by skating laps or making a donation to support the 2018 U.S. Olympic Figure Skating Team.
Destination PyeongChang Skate-A-Thons, like the one hosted by Bemidji Figure Skating Club, serve as a way for U.S. Figure Skating member clubs to help raise funds and awareness for the Destination PyeongChang Family Tree, connect grassroots to the Games and support Team USA on its journey to PyeongChang, South Korea. The Family Tree program provides direct financial support to the families of each 2018 U.S. Figure Skating Olympian.
Wren Warne-Jacobsen will be on hand for the event. Warne-Jacobsen began her skating career with the Bemidji Figure Skating Club and is currently training at the St. Paul Figure Skating Club as an Olympic hopeful.
Warne-Jacobsen will perform at the beginning and closing of the event. The club will also showcase a few of its skaters throughout the evening.
Pledge sheets for the skate-a-thon can be found on the Bemidji Figure Skating Club's website. The public can participate by using the pledge sheet and turning it in the day of the skate-a-thon or pay a minimum of $5 per person donation to the PyeongChang Family Tree.
Santa Claus will be present at the event, Christmas-themed games and music will be played and pizza and pop will be served for a $5 donation. All skate-a-thon participants may stay for the Ugly Sweater Open Skate directly following the skate-a-thon from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
For more information, please contact club president Nancy Neis at email@example.com or U.S. Figure Skating Manager for Giving Programs Brent Diederich at 719-635-5200.