Return of the Ice Age
A scheme to encourage females to increase their participation in sport and physical activity has definitely hit the mark with Louise Brady. Make Your Move on Mondays is a free ice skating session funded by Sport England and Stockton Public Health at Billingham Forum Ice Arena. The session which run between 7.30-9.30 on Mondays are available throughout 2015 and already over 500 women have taken advantage of this session.
Louise Brady is a regular at the Monday sessions and Louise is typical of many of the participants as she explains “I was a passionate skater between the ages of 10 and 16 coming to the Ice Rink every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. Once I started my working life and eventually starting raising a family, ice skating was low down on my list of priorities.
After 15 years of no skating I was made aware of the session by some of my friends and thought it would be great to have a go back on the ice I came to the Monday evening free skate and had such a fab time. It brought back memories of my teens when I went ice skating every weekend
After attending a Monday Make Your Move session I went home and told family and friends all about it. The next week my cousin and her friend came along with more friends. I then had my daughter asking to go, so on Saturday myself, hubby and daughter came along and had an absolute fabulous afternoon, and my daughter absolutely loved it so much, that we have booked her skating lessons.”
The skating lessons have definitely paid off for Louise’s 9 year old daughter Lilia who has just passed her Level 1 skating award
Louise from Stockton added “I would encourage anyone to give it a go it is really relaxed and informal and is a great way to spend time with your friends and get some exercise.”