parents and children skating at the crosby ice rink

Over 100 children attend Crosby Skate Night

February 24, 2022

Crosby, ND, February 24, 2022 - The Bank of Tioga was excited to be part of last night’s Skate Night, which included a $2,000 donation to Crosby Blue Line Club to purchase skate trainers for the annual Learn to Skate program. The event was a big success with over 100 children ages 2-18 in attendance. 

Crosby Blue Line Club’s annual Learn to Skate Program runs typically over four Wednesdays every February. The program started for anyone who has an interest in learning how to skate no matter a person’s age. The skate trainers are used during the Learn to Skate program as well as available to use during open skating hours throughout the week.

“The skate trainers provided to the Crosby Blue Line Club from the Bank of Tioga helps our Learn to Skate program significantly. The skate trainers assist children and adults with their balance and confidence and helps them feel safe when learning to skate,” said Tonia Eriksmoen, Crosby Blue Line Club board member.

the bank of tioga logo on skate trainer

The skate trainers also relieves parents and volunteers from the duty of holding the child up and straining their back. With over 100 children in ages from 2-18 attended the skating party, the skate trainers were a huge need in the event success.

The Crosby Blue Line Club promotes hockey and the fundamentals of the game for the youth of Divide County and the surrounding area. The club wants to help each child improve his or her skating skills and hockey ability and emerge from the hockey experience possessing certain positive human values such as self-control, respect for others, cooperation, leadership and good sportsmanship.

“The Crosby Blue Line Club is incredibly grateful for the generosity of The Bank of Tioga. The future of our club depends on children’s interest in skating. The more confident they are on the ice, the greater chance they will continue skating,” added Eriksmoen.

To learn more about this annual event or youth hockey and skating visit the Crosby Blue Line Club website at

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