Students spend day at ice skating rink

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For the third straight year, grade school students from Peoria Public Schools turned in their gym shoes for ice skates.

The Peoria Public School Foundation and PNC Bank is sponsoring two days of ice skating this week for more than 500 Horizon Club students.

Foundation President Cindy Morris say this week’s ice skating outing is a reward for good behavior. But it’s also a chance to give some students a new experience.

“One of my girls, that’s in the Treywin Club, says she was scared so I held her hand and walked her around the entire rink,” says Morris. “It’s kind of just not pushing them but just helping them branch out.”

In addition to the ice skating, students received lunch and a pair of mittens.

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