Competitors hit the ice for the battle of the blades over the weekend

It may be the dog days of summer, but the region’s top skaters kept it cool while competing at the Sport One Ice House over the weekend.

About 100 competitors from Ohio, Michigan, Illinois and Indiana took part in the battle of the blades competition. The event brought in skaters of all levels from kids to adults. 

Even though they made it look easy competitors will tell you there’s a steep learning curve and if you fall you have to get back up and try again.

"It’s a hard sport you have to keep going. Some people don’t like it because you fall a lot but that’s just part of the sport. And keep going, keep working at it," Faye Kropf said. 

Fort Wayne will host a sectional this November that will bring in top skaters from across the Midwest. 

Jacob Burbrink

Jacob Burbrink

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