An Exciting End to Winter Activities
Hundreds of enthusiastic PAL children and teens glided through the night during one last evening of winter fun at Penn’s Class of 1923 Arena. Youngsters from across Philadelphia enjoyed a special ice-skating experience, courtesy of Coca-Cola and the University of Pennsylvania. Children of all ages were provided with skates, three hours of ice-time, dinner and an enjoyable night with friends.
The arena was filled with excitement and joy as members from all PAL centers came together at Penn’s historic rink. Although many of the youngsters were nervous as they first tip-toed onto the ice, within a few minutes, they effortlessly zipped around the rink, smiling, laughing and having fun in the company of their friends and PAL officers. Some of the younger kids who hadn’t skated before didn’t want to miss out on the thrill. Despite not knowing how to skate, they used safety cones for balance as volunteers from Lower Merion High School’s hockey team taught them how to push-off and slide around.
PAL thanks University of Pennsylvania and Coca-Cola for providing such a rewarding treat to all attendees. They stayed active and engaged thanks to you! Check back in 2018 to see if any of these kids go all the way to the next Winter Olympic Games!