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Published March 13, 2011, 09:10 PM

Grand Forks Readies For Summer Skating Marathon

Three hundred people laced up their rollerblades and put on their helmets to skate in Grand Forks.

Three hundred people laced up their rollerblades and put on their helmets to skate in Grand Forks.

Everyone got to dust off those wheels and get out of the house for Skate The Alerus.

The event also served as a preview to Rollin' On The River, a skating marathon in August.

The Park District and Convention Visitors Bureau want to build it up into a yearly staple.

Skate The Alerus showed a glimpse into a diverse skating crowd.

"There's been kids who have never been on skates, just kind of hobbling around, Then of course some people who really know what they're doing," said Laura Jelinek, a co-chair.

To register go to www.rollinontheriver-inline.com.

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