Speed skating takes off

The Vernon Speed Skating Club is hosting an end-of-season celebrity speed skating event  Saturday.

The event takes place at 4 p.m. at Priest Valley Arena.

Pete Kapak, club president, is inviting everyone to join in the event and see how fun speed skating can be. “

“Whether you are looking for a recreational experience, a viable cross training alternative, or want a chance at the Olympic rings, speed skating is a sport for anyone,” he said.

Among those participating in the event are Vernon Mayor Wayne Lippert, RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk, Jen Bailey and Chaylee Ross with Kiss FM,  Vicki Proulx from Sun FM, Queen Silver Star Aksana Skrinnikoff and Princess Silver Star Kaitlyn Chirkoff.