(Chelsea, MI) – Calling All Teens! It’s going to be a long winter, so what better way is there than to get out and find some fun, physical activity by joining local teens at the Arctic Coliseum (501 Coliseum Drive, Chelsea) for free skating? Whether it’s winter or summer, ice skating can be a fun year-round activity to keep you active and fit.
Find Your Glide, an initiative created by @5HealthyTeens at Chelsea High School, is generously supported by the Chelsea Kiwanis and the Chelsea Friends & Family Wellness Coalition. The event takes place on Sunday, February 13, from 2—4pm. Pre-registration is required and can be found here. The doors open at 1:45 pm
5 Healthy Teens is a small committee of high school students who have worked on a variety of projects during COVID. Last year, they created @5HealthyTeens on Instagram to post some nutrition messages, and they worked with other local high schools to create 60 second physical activity videos that could be done by any teen from their home – no equipment needed.
“This event is for all teens in our 5 Healthy Towns,” says Sarah Tillman, Chelsea junior and member of 5HealthyTeens. ” It’s an opportunity to get out and get moving. Ice skating can decrease your stress and improve your cardio and endurance. And it’s FUN!”
“We were happy to collaborate on this event with a sponsorship grant,” said Ruth Habrecht, chairperson of the Chelsea Friends & Family Wellness Coalition. “It’s consistent with the priority areas we established this year to promote moving more and helping teens connect in healthy ways.”
“We are very excited that our idea has become a reality, thanks in full to Chelsea Kiwanis and the Chelsea Wellness Coalition,” says Tillman.
For more information, contact Matt Pegouskie or Lori Kintz, at 734-433-4599.