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Jan 15, 2014 12:00 PM by Jordan Mason

Academy to host The Great Skate Sunday, Jan. 19

The Air Force Academy will host The Great Skate this Sunday, Jan. 19, from 1-3 p.m. in the Cadet Ice Arena to help kickoff awareness of the Winter Olympic Games. Jason Brown, national silver medalist and Olympic-bound figure skater will be on hand to sign autographs. There will also be an appearance by Falcon mascot "The Bird." Cost for the ice skating and rentals is $2.00. For more information call 333-0229.

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