VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — You might have observed curler skating appears to have grown in recognition through the pandemic, and regionally, there’s a bunch that wishes you to hitch for enjoyable, health, and friendship!
“All are welcome. We’re an all-inclusive group,” mentioned Kirstey Guinto, founding father of VB Roller Girls.
Guinto created VB Curler Ladies earlier than the pandemic started, however she says the group has grown over the previous yr and a half.
“You understand, individuals can’t go to the gymnasium as usually anymore. Curler derby isn’t actually taking place, and now could be the proper time to do it since you will be outdoors.”
Guinto says VB Curler Ladies focuses on all kinds of skating for all ages, children to adults.
“Now we have park skaters, derby ladies, and inventive dance skaters like me. So no matter sort of skating you wish to get into, we can assist you for certain.”
Sure, the group will provide help to be taught to skate, or enhance expertise you have already got. It additionally plans to carry workshops whereas persevering with to mentor children within the group.
There isn’t a charge to hitch. Guinto says it’s all about enjoyable.
“Each Wednesday we meet up. Now we have a hashtag #OnWednesdaysWeSkate, and we meet up and SK8 House proper now. It’s a brief little factor, from 7-9, nevertheless it’s a pleasant mid-week break, and principally, it’s only a dance occasion.”
Guinto has massive objectives for VB Curler Ladies, from volunteering in our communities to hopefully sometime performing a routine on the One thing within the Water stage. For now, although, she focuses on comradery.
“It’s form of hard-to-find grownup, feminine mates as you grow old. I’ve gained so many new mates since I began doing this. It’s actually refreshing.”
Don’t be fooled by the title of this group. Males and boys are welcome, and do skate, with VB Curler Ladies.
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