Skate with local Olympians

Jessica Hewitt (second from right), and her silver medal won in the women's speed skating short track relay event, will be in town for a special ceremony this weekend.
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KAMLOOPS — Just over a month after winning a silver medal at the Sochi Winter Olympics speed skater Jessica Hewitt will join several other local Olympians on the ice for a celebration skate with the public.

The city, along with Kamloops Long Blades and PacificSport are hosting the Journey of Champions celebration Saturday, April 5 at McArthur Island. Hewitt, and her silver medal, will be joined by skier Elli Terwiel, curling official Dianne Barker and sledge hockey equipment manager Jan Antons from noon to 2 p.m.

Over the first hour there will be a celebration skate featuring Hewitt, Terwiel, dignitaries, local media and even Digger. Hewitt and Terwiel will then speak about their Olympic experience and there will be autograph opportunities.

The second hour will feature a free public skate and the chance to try speed skating. The Long Blades will have a limited number of skate opportunities available during the session.

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