Kids in Motion starts Jan. 13 at Shelburne Arena

Amy Woolvett
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A scene from last year's Kids in Motion program.

By Amy Woolvett

Get your kids active this winter while learning a new skill with the Kids in Motion power and speed skating after school program.

The program is offered through the Municipality of Shelburne as a free program.

It will be held Monday’s as an after school program beginning Jan. 13 until March 3.

The program will provide free busing transportation from Lockeport Elementary School and a walking escort from Shelburne Elementary School.

It is for children grades four to eight and will be from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Busing back to Lockeport school will also be available.

“We wanted to make sure Lockeport didn’t get left out of this program,” said Michelle Branchaud assistant director of recreation with the Municipality of Shelburne.  It was the school board who provided the program with the use of a free bus.

“The skating we learn is the fundamental skill used in so many other sports like hockey and ringette,” said Branchaud.

“This is a great way for students to be active, have fun and learn a new skill or just improve their skating.”

All participants will need skate and a helmet (or a helmet can be used from the arena), as well as a snack.

“Skating is a good physical activity,” said Branchaud.  “If you can skate you can do all sorts of ice sports.”

Organizations: Lockeport Elementary School, Shelburne Elementary School

Geographic location: Shelburne

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