On February 19, the Eastside Derby Girls and Eastside Sugar Babes held a fundraising skate-a-thon at The New Rink from 7:30-8:30. Everyone had sponsors to donate money for their laps, while we had fun trying to out-skate each other in friendly and fun competition. Friends and family came out to watch and cheer us on while we skated, music was pumping and a few of us were singing along to the tunes. While everyone’s lap count varied, we all had different ways to keep track – some made tally marks on their arms with pen, while others used scrap paper. We had junior skater Sweet Poison and head ref Stan Keyhoe competing on the track, Poison with 255 laps, Stan with 258.