Cautiously making their way along the gym floor, two Wapakoneta Elementary School second-graders roll past the cones and turn a corner with small smiles marking their success.
Avery Hutt, 8, remembers what it was like when she didn’t want to get off the mats where they sit to lace up their roller skates and fasten their wrist guards.
“The first time, I don’t think I went off the mats, now I am not scared at all,” Avery said. “In kindergarten, everyone kept falling.”
Hannah Elling, 7, said skating is fun and each year they get better.
For more information on the Wapakoneta Elementary physical education skating class, see the Wednesday, Oct. 9 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.