Last Friday all 6 Chicago Skates teams gathered together to kick off the beginning of a new season! We started off by handing out their themed t-shirts for the event, that read “1 Rink, 1 Team, 1 Dream“. Our idea behind the theme stemmed from the fact that all 6 of our teams will be competing under the same organization this year. We are SO excited to have ALL the teams at ALL the same competitions. Our cheering sections are going to be HUGE!
We started out with everyone heading upstairs to check out MSC’s brand new Yoga Studio, where we tried something new, this year. To go along with our theme for the season, we wanted to give the opportunity for the skaters on different teams to get to know each other a little better, and we created “Team Families”! They’re made of approximately 1 skater from each team, and the plan is that they can get to know each other easily by spending time together, creating fun gifts and cheering each other on!
The last activity of the evening took place on the ice! We were able to get a photo of the ENTIRE organization! We played a few On-Ice Team Building games, in our new families. And then had a huge, major FREE TIME! Skaters were taking photos… trying new things with each other… practicing their routines…. It was so much fun!!!
SO. MANY. SELFIES!!!!!
Overall, it was a SMASHING success and SO MUCH FUN! We are SO looking forward to this new season, definitely a year of FIRSTS! Lets hope those are figurative AND literal! 😉