Bringing the ice rink back to life | ABC4 Utah

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The studio turned into an ice rink for our segment earlier today when we welcomed Cheryl Hunt, a
competitive skater and instructor.

Hunt’s style of skating is called jam skating which includes many moves found in ice skating and is
remarkable in the way it incorporates the arms and upper body to mimic ballet and other styles of
Dance. She said she first noticed skating making a comeback inline at the start of the
COVID-19 pandemic when people found creative ways to get out of the house. Since then, skating
has become increasingly popular. Many of those who frequent Hunt’s studio are women, she says, who
used to skate in their childhood and want to reconnect with the joy it brought them in their
childhood.

Hunt’s biggest skating tips include putting your weight forward in your skates and dropping your
shoulders for balance. To keep you from falling if you lose your balance, she said
dropping your weight and squatting can help.

You can find Hunt at the Utah Arts Hub on Wednesdays from 7 to 8 and viewers of Good Things Utah can
receive $5 off a group lesson. You can also connect with her on Instagram and Facebook under
the identifier @letsrollerskatenow or on his website letrollerskate.com

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