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Megan Reidel swerves through cones set up on the ice to practice turning and stopping. Connie Vandermay/FOCUS

Learning a Minnesota tradition on NY Mills skating rink

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Despite the changing ice conditions, New York Mills held its first-ever free skating class recently.

Fundamentals of Skating was offered to elementary age students throughout the month, with more than 20 kids attending.


Volunteer instructor, Sara O'day, used to take her daughter to Wadena for an instructional skating course, but this year decided to start her own skating class in NY Mills.

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