My first visit to the Independence Events Center was indeed a rewarding experience as I walked through and saw the massive amount of seating and restaurants and playing space on the floors.

My first visit to the Independence Events Center was indeed a rewarding experience as I walked through and saw the massive amount of seating and restaurants and playing space on the floors.

It brought back memories of younger days I  had spent on the ice, just for fun.

Soon after sitting down on the seats next to the bleachers, I was approached by a lady who was a season ticket holder.

She explained to me that her grandson was on the rink taking private lessons and was very eager to learn the moves the teacher had for him; his name, Tayten Lewis.

What a fine skater, I remarked to his grandmother. She replied he’s only been skating for a couple of months. She went on to say that Tayten has been very anxious about learning this sport and would stay on the ice longer, but time is allowed especially for this and then some, so we may have us a real champion, as long as he gets the encouragement from family and other people in his life. I clapped as he made some shots into the net.