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First Classes Held At Scott Hamilton Skate Academy

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First Classes Held At Scott Hamilton Skate Academy

By Laken Bowles. CREATED Sep 2, 2014

ANTIOCH, Tenn. - It may be hot outside, but many Mid-state residents took to the ice Tuesday to learn how to skate.

The first lessons were given at the Scott Hamilton Skate Academy at the Ford Ice Center in Antioch. Hamilton and the Nashville Predators recently partnered to offer the skating school at the facility.

The Olympic Gold Medalist said it's all about getting kids to enjoy time on the ice.

“I’ve told all the coaches, and I’ve told the director and the assistant director, this has got to be fun. Fun for them [and] fun for us,” said Hamilton.

Hamilton won't be at the facility every day, but he does oversee the overall operation of the school. Classes are held on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.