The Villages - January 2009 - (Page 30)

John Spinelli, a resident of the Village of Santa Domingo, skates primarily with the Santo Domingo group. Sports & Recreation The Village Rollers A ON L L O R by Marianne Lobaugh How many activities can you enjoy that make you look like a superhero to your grandchildren? Ellen Danich thinks in-line skating fits the bill. “I love to skate with my grandchildren. They love that I can do it. They just love to tell their friends they are going rollerblading with their grandma,” Ellen said, smiling. Like most grandmas, Ellen tries to let the little kids win, but despite her best efforts, her grandson Jackson admits defeat. “My grandson Jackson said, ‘I can’t skate as good as you, Grandma,’” Ellen said, laughing. Ellen stays active in a number of sports, including tennis, golf and biking. But she says her favorite is in-line skating. She saw people in-line skating on the DVD she received from The Villages before she moved to the Village of Virginia Trace more than three years ago. “I saw them skating on the video and I said, ‘I want to do that,’” Ellen recalled. After the move, she borrowed skates from a neighbor and began skating all over Virginia Trace before venturing out along the trail beside County Road 466. Ellen said it was gradual determination that kept her going. JANUARY 2009

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Villages - January 2009

The Villages - January 2009
The Happiest Losers
5K Fun Run
Top Medicine at Home
Sports and Recreation
Mission in Medicine
Club Gives Blood Together
Villages Greenery
Brain Exercises
Shopping & Dining Guide
Retail Briefs
Major Events

The Villages - January 2009