Speed skating club hosts free tryouts Saturday

Ridge Meadow Racers coached by two former Olympians

The Ridge Meadows Racers Speed Skating Club is hosting an open house at Planet Ice in Maple Ridge Saturday, Sept. 28 with registration opening at 9 a.m.

Anyone interested in the sport can come a try a free session on the ice, starting at 10:30 a.m.

Trish MacKay of the Racers said the event is geared for returning skaters as well as anyone who is new to the sport. She said the club will provide skates for the event.

The association’s former Olympians and coaches Eden Donatelli-Green and Julian Green will attend. Donatelli-Green won a gold at the 1987 world championships in Montreal, as well as silver and bronze at the 1998 Calgary Olympics, while short track speed skating was a demonstration sport.

• For more info call 604-466-8355, or visit www.ridgemeadowsracers.org.

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