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'Great to Skate' open house Sunday in Willmar

Erica Dischino / Tribune Neila Duchene makes sure her daughter, 2-year-old Anna Duchene, keeps warm at the Diamond Edge Figure Skating Club “Great to Skate” Open House Sunday at the Willmar Civic Center.1 / 10
Erica Dischino / Tribune Anna Duchene, 2, gets help from her mother, Neila Duchene, with putting on her skates at the Diamond Edge Figure Skating Club “Great to Skate” Open House yesterday at the Willmar Civic Center. This was Anna’s first time ice skating. 2 / 10
Erica Dischino / Tribune Jennifer Burnett, treasurer of the Diamond Edge Figure Skating Club Board of Directors, fits 4-year-old Emma Gunnerson with ice skates during the Diamond Edge Figure Skating Club “Great to Skate” Open House Sunday at the Willmar Civic Center. Gunnerson's mother said Emma “was excited and nervous since this is her first time skating.” 3 / 10
Erica Dischino / Tribune Susan Saari watches her daughter Lily ice skate from off the rink during the Diamond Edge Figure Skating Club “Great to Skate” Open House Sunday at the Willmar Civic Center.4 / 10
Erica Dischino / Tribune Eight-year-old Abby Hjelle skates during the Diamond Edge Figure Skating Club “Great to Skate” Open House Sunday at the Willmar Civic Center.5 / 10
Erica Dischino / Tribune Volunteer Tersina Tait, left, holds out her arms for 4-year-old Emma Gunnerson to grab before stepping onto the ice. Jennifer Burnett, treasurer of the Diamond Edge Figure Skating Club Board of Directors, helps steady Emma from behind. 6 / 10
Erica Dischino / Tribune Instructors Cora Gleason, left, and Allison Hegreberg help 4-year-old Paityn Colby ice skate during the Diamond Edge Figure Skating Club “Great to Skate” Open House.7 / 10
Erica Dischino / Tribune Neila Duchene helps her 2-year-old daughter, Anna Duchene, walk to the ice rink during the Diamond Edge Figure Skating Club “Great to Skate” Open House Sunday at the Willmar Civic Center. 8 / 10
Erica Dischino / Tribune Two-year-old Maverick Pierce needs a little lift from his father, David Pierce, to stand up on the ice during the Diamond Edge Figure Skating Club “Great to Skate” Open House Sunday at the Willmar Civic Center.9 / 10
Erica Dischino / Tribune Ice skates of all types and sizes were available for skaters during the Diamond Edge Figure Skating Club “Great to Skate” Open House Sunday at the Willmar Civic Center. Volunteers of the skating club were there to help newcomers fit skates. 10 / 10

WILLMAR — Ice skaters of all ages came to the "Great to Skate" Open House Sunday hosted by the Diamond Edge Figure Skating Club at the Willmar Civic Center. Members of the figure skating club, which is completely volunteer based, helped newcomers get their skates fitted and instructed first-time skaters how to move on the ice.

Erica Dischino

Erica Dischino is the photographer for the West Central Tribune. Hailing from northern New Jersey, she graduated from Ithaca College in central New York with a bachelors in Journalism and Photography. Follow her on Instagram.

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