ROLLING MEADOWS -- The 2016-17 winter has been nonexistent this year in the Chicagoland area. The “Record Breaking Snow Drought” has caused many nations to cancel their annual cardboard sled race. However, one winter event was unaffected by the warm weather outside - the Teton Family Skate.
Tribal Chief Mike Clarke reserved the ice rink at the Nelson Sports Complex in Rolling Meadows for Big Water members and their families. Just under one hundred people strapped on the ice skates for this annual event. Skaters of all levels had fun skating around the rink while listening to music from the ice rink speakers.
Patches for the event were sold by the Tetons during registration. In addition, if you could find Mr. Clarke anytime during the hour and forty-five minute event and tell him your name and tribe, you received an additional free ice skating patch. It was noted that the majority of attendees waited until Mr. Clarke stopped skating to get their additional patch.
Despite snow being a rare occurrence outdoors, the princesses did just fine with ice snow found inside.