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Olympics Spark Interest in Skating Lessons

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – There has been a spark in popularity for skating lessons in the Ozarks.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – There has been a spark in popularity for skating lessons in the Ozarks.

The skating director at Mediacom Ice Park says the winter Olympics are a big reason to the trend, which reoccurs every four years.

Several students KOLR10 talked to were excited to start their classes.

"We have more new skaters right now in this session that we haven't had in quite some time. And we're really prepared for them,” says skating director Amy Torcasso.

Torcasso says while sometimes kids join for the goal of making the Olympics, most are just doing it for fun. She also says kids are drawn in by the beauty and artistry of skating.

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