Destination Caldwell Offers Ice Skating Lesson Scholarships for Teens in Canyon & Owyhee Counties
Destination Caldwell, the non-profit organization that runs Indian Creek Plaza in downtown Caldwell, is offering scholarships for the SK8 Ribbon Coalition, an ice-skating lesson program designed to give children ages 12-16 the chance to gain confidence through ice skating, regardless of their ability to pay.
“We are extremely pleased we were able to raise enough money to offer this program for a second year,” said Lynn Calvin, Indian Creek Plaza Director. “On the first day of the program participants are a little unsure of themselves and it is amazing to see how quickly participants pick up skating skills and new friends and by the end of the program they are full of pride for themselves and their community.”
The skate program will be held five consecutive Saturday mornings from 10-11:30 a.m. beginning January 11, 2020. During each session, each participant will receive an ice-skating lesson, a snack and a warm drink. The lessons progress in difficulty each week and many skaters are able to learn advanced skills like backward skating and spinning before the program ends.
The tuition for the program is $75 per skater. Indian Creek Plaza and Destination Caldwell are able to offer scholarships to applicants who demonstrate financial needs. These scholarships have been contributed by the community through the Local Legends and Blues on the Creek fundraising events at Indian Creek Plaza.
“We are so grateful to everyone who came to our events and donated to the SK8 Ribbon Coalition,” said Calvin. “We will continue to fundraise and seek sponsors year-round to be able to offer more children the opportunity to learn to ice skate.”
Children in Canyon County and Owyhee County between the ages of 12 and 16 are eligible to participate. For details about the program, program and scholarship applications, and information about how to donate, visit indiancreekplaza.com/sk8-ribbon-coalition