Kamloops residents invited to a free public skate with two Olympic athletes

Skate with Olympic athletes

Kamloops residents are invited to attend a free barbecue and public skate with two Canadian Olympic speed skaters.

In a news release, the Kamloops Long Blades Speed Skating Club said Tyson Langelaar and Gilmore Junio — who represented Canada at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing — will be at the event.

The barbecue and public skate will be held at the McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre on Sept. 8.

“A BBQ hosted by the North Shore Lions Club will kick things off at 4:30 p.m., with the public skate starting at 5:00 p.m.,” the club said.

The event is part of Medals on Tour, a cross-country tour that will see Olympic, World Cup and championship medalists visit six communities across Canada.

Anyone wishing to participate is asked preregister for the event, and is asked to bring a helmet and skates.

Click here to register.

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