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Prairie Rose Elementary on ice!

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Volunteer parent and his daughter taking a selfie on ice. ( Josiah C. Cuellar / The Dickinson Press)

The sixth annual Prairie Rose Elementary Ice Skating event began yesterday at 8:30 a.m. and finished today in the afternoon. It gave students a chance to have some fun with their friends before the winter break begins on Dec. 21.

“This is our six annual year for Prairie Rose to go ice skating and has become one of our funniest yearly traditions,” Kalindi Brandvik, the physical education instructor at Prairie Rose Elementary, said. “It's kind of a nice Christmas treat for the kids, because some students may not get the opportunity to do this if we didn’t take them.”

The parent advisory committee funds the event for the all Prairie Rose Elementary students to come and skate. Each day is broken up into four groups of classes, with each class receiving an hour and 15 minute increment.

Parent volunteers and children skated across the West River Community Ice rink; some as novices and others seemingly very comfortable on the ice.

“It my job to organize the buses and the schedules and grab some parent volunteers,” Brandvik said. “Some classes went yesterday and the rest will go today, and all-in-all it's been a great time.”

Josiah C. Cuellar was born in San Angelo, Texas, a small rural community in the western part of the state known for its farming, ranching and beautiful Concho River. A Texas A&M San Antonio graduate specializing in multi-media reporting, Cuellar is an award winning photographer and reporter whose work focuses on community news and sports.
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