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Acero - Brighton Park

First Stride

As part of Acero's ongoing and enhanced partnership with the Chicago Blackhawks, a select number of elementary schools are participating in a new initiative called First Stride. This puts 4th and 6th graders on the ice for the first time, skating at the new Blackhawks practice facility known as MB Ice Arena. There is also a STEM component whereby students are on tablets learning for part of the morning in a classroom at the rink.

Pictured are Torres 5th graders getting ready to skate and in the classroom portion of the program. Paz, Santiago and Casas students will  be participating in upcoming sessions. 
Torres students sit on bench to put on ice skates
Torres students in a classroom for the STEM portion of the First Stride program