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Ice arena to present Olympic event orientation

Staff reports

The South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena is offering a comprehensive series of clinics to help the public appreciate the skill of winter Olympic ice sports.

The first in this series will be presented by the skate school director discussing the many figure skating Olympic events. This clinic will be offered Jan. 26 from 5 to 5:30 p.m. It will explain some of the moves, terminology and scoring.

You can learn all about the slippery shuffleboard event called curling at the curling clinic Jan. 31 from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. Get to slide the granite stones for a small fee.

Immediately following the curling clinic, they will answer hockey questions in an introduction to ice hockey class from 4 to 5 p.m. Hockey is a game similar in positioning to soccer but played on skates. It is the fastest team sport and sometimes involves some misunderstandings between players resulting in lively conversations. Instruction will include discussion on safety, equipment, preparation, technique and rules of the game.

So you think you are fast? Come learn about the various Olympic speed skating events and find out what fast is. The event will be noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 13 for a speed skating orientation and timed speed skating for a small fee.

All clinics are free and open to the public. For information, visit the arena at 1176 Rufus Allen Blvd., or call (530) 542-6262.

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