Ice Skating Event Sponsored by Gloria Molina and LA County Parks & Recreation
Fourth- and fifth-graders from Montebello Park Elementary School in East Los Angeles enjoyed a winter wonderland in their neighborhood on November 21. The event, sponsored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina and the County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation, featured a real ice rink, face painting, arts and crafts, a balloon artist and live entertainment.
Approximately 120 students from four classes were bused from their school to the East Los Angeles Civic Center, where a temporary ice rink was set up. With the help of teachers, students were sized for ice skates, and jumped on the rink for 30-minute sessions until noon. They also assisted each other on the rink, with one student helping a peer in his wheelchair.
"A new and fun activity such as this one provides students with a great experience for the holiday season," said Superintendent of Schools Cleve Pell. "This experience will no doubt be one that our students and staff will remember and cherish."
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