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Skate with Olympian in Vail

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL – Jenny Potter, a member of U.S. women’s Olympic ice hockey team, will be at Vail’s Dobson Arena for a public free skate from 5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Tuesday.

During the free skate, Potter will be available to answer questions, take photographs and sign autographs. She’ll also show her Olympic medals to those in attendance, including one gold, two silver and one bronze. Skate rentals will be available for $3 and all ages and skating abilities are invited to join.

In addition, prior to the free skate, Potter and Cornelia Holden – U.S. women’s ice hockey team sports psychology consultant and founder of Mindful Warrior – will speak together from 4:15 p.m. to 4:50 p.m. at the Vail library. Their talk is titled “Reflections on Mental and Physical Training for the Olympic Experience.”

Potter has played in four Olympics and eight hockey world championships. She has won three world titles and four Olympic medals. She most recently set the U.S. Olympic single-game record at the 2010 Olympics with five points and became the U.S. all-time career point leader during the games.

Potter is visiting Vail to research creating sports camps targeting those whose interests include fitness and healthy living.

“The VRD is looking forward to working with Jenny in the future to bring new and exciting camps to Vail for our ice skating and sport enthusiasts,” Dobson Ice Arena Manager Jared Biniecki said.

For details on the free skate with Potter, contact Biniecki at 970-479-2271.

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