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Ice Skating on Wheels 2016

Posted by Debbie Inkley on January 8, 2016

Volunteers take to the ice, skating with kids with disabilities

Published 01/02 2016 05:53PM    Updated 01/02 2016 05:58PM

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COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah (ABC4 Utah) - Lots of love and life changing fun, taking place, today at the Cottonwood Heights rec center. Able bodied volunteers took to the ice, skating with kids with disabilities in wheel chairs.

For the 3rd year in a row, volunteers went skating with special needs students from several area schools.

Shannon Hoffman says it’s something her daughter Kate loves to do every year. “She loves going around with kids and it’s an awesome experience for her because she actually gets to enjoy the joy of ice skating which she wouldn't normally be able to do."

One of the sponsors of the event is a group called The Opportunity Foundation of America.

Debbie Inkley with the organization told us, “It is so much fun because they get to go fast and these kids generally do not get  to go fast and so with the help of family volunteers or high school volunteers, they are pushing them in their chairs, they get to go fast."

And the volunteers have just as much fun as the kids.