Thirty-three athletes from Guilford, Mecklenburg, Union and Wake counties will compete in figure skating and speed skating at the Extreme Ice Center in Indian Trail on January 9 and 10. The 2009 SONC Winter Games ice skating event will officially kick-off with the Opening Ceremonies Friday, January 9 at 6 pm at the Extreme Ice Center. The Games will be held Saturday, January 10 from 9 am to noon. They will be followed by the presentation of awards.
Special Olympics North Carolina Mecklenburg County athletes David Wilches and Caitlyn Belk will be competing in figure skating. These two athletes are members of Special Olympics Team USA and will be competing in the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Boise, Idaho Feb. 7-13, 2009.
All competition events are free and open to the public.