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It’s never too late to skate, ice-gliders age 70-91 declare

Posted: December 30, 2013 at 3:03 a.m.

STAFF PHOTO ANTHONY REYES Elizabeth Reagan, 91, left, skates with Marcela Taylor Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 at the ice rink inside the Jones Center in Springdale. Reagan learned to skate as a child in St. Paul, Minn., and took it up again several years ago when the Jones Center opened up the ice rink. She skates at least once a week, wears a helmet since a past fall bloodied her head and usually skates with a partner for balance.

SPRINGDALE — Elizabeth Reagan of Fayetteville donned her first pair of ice skates more than 80 years ago in her hometown of St. Paul, Minn. Eschewing the twirls, turns and jumps of figure skating, little Elizabeth skated laps as fast as she could.

Elizabeth Reagan, 91, On the Ice

Elizabeth Reagan, right, 91, with Marcela Taylor Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 at the ice rink inside the Jones Center in Springdale. Reagan learned to skate as a child in St. Paul, Minn., and took it up again several years ago when the Jones Center opened up the ice rink. She skates at least once a week and usually skates with a partner for balance. (By Anthony Reyes)
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