Sept. 24, 2017 – Washington Co., WI – More than 30 families brought their little girls to the Kettle Moraine Ice Center on Saturday for a free event to try hockey.
“We got a really great response,” said organizer Amanda Anne Katsma. “They’re sliding and falling and having a great time. It’s a physical sport and it’s fun to watch them fall and not get hurt.”
Equipment and pads and skates were provided free. Coaches and players were on hand to help.
“They’re having fun and it’s a good family experience,” said organizer Stephanie Krueger. “And it was awesome the Ice Center provided the equipment.”
Krueger brought her 9 year old and 6 year old to the free skate.
Madison Meinerz, 13, from Central Middle School in Hartford said she had a really good time. “It was really nice and I didn’t have to worry about the equipment,” she said.
The Kettle Moraine Ice Center has a team for female skaters. The Little Lynx is for girls, ages 4 and up. Moms are welcome to come and skate as well.
According to the Little Lynx program: Skaters will be encouraged and taught in a positive, safe environment by other female skater.
The program focuses on the social aspects of the sport, teaching girls that fitness is fun and establishing positive relation-ships among all female athletes in the association.