Gym News: Skating Unit Starts Soon

Dear Parents,

On January 31st we will be starting our yearly three week skating unit.  This year, as usual, the children can bring their own roller skates, or use the skates provided. In addition, children with roller blades are welcome to bring them provided they bring all their protective gear, i.e. elbow, wrist, kneepads, and helmet. This gear is required for individuals to use their roller blades at school, as these items are an important part of roller blading equipment.  Anyone else who has this equipment is encouraged to bring it for his or her protection with regular roller skates.

This year all children MUST wear a helmet to roller skate. I strongly encourage all kids to bring their own helmet; this will help speed up the process of getting ready.  Please have all equipment marked with your child’s name. Please don’t feel you need to buy skates or protective equipment for our school skating unit.  I have enough helmets for all kids and a small supply of knee, elbow pads and wrist guards.  

One last important piece of equipment that will help your child during skating is an extra pair of socks; they help in the fitting of skates and aid in the prevention of blisters. If you are at school volunteering in your child’s class for these weeks, feel free to stop by the gym and help tie skates, hold up a few kids or watch Mr. Sturm fall. Thanks for your support of this program.  If you have any questions call me at school at 252-2112.            

Steve Sturm, P.E. Specialist

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