Kids get Olympic experience, free skating lesson

Posted at 8:55 PM, Jan 03, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY – Kids had the opportunity to ice skate with professional athletes at the Utah Olympic Oval Saturday morning.

The children were given a free lesson on the ice, and they got to watch a few Olympic athletes train.

The event was part of the venue’s Learn to Skae program. The skating school teaches everyone from those making their first step onto the ice to those who are training for the Olympics.

Kate Nicoll, Utah Olympic Oval figure skating and Learn to Skate manager, said their main goal is to get people to try winter sports, and she said a similar event helped her get her start.

"A school brought me... and I saw a girl doing some amazing things, and I just was mesmerized," she said. "I wanted to be her, that was it. That was it for me, and I've lived at the rink ever since."

Learn to Skate offers programs for those who are 6 years old and older. Click here for more information.