Local heroes honored with free ice skating

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Today Main Street Square thanked local heroes for their service with some free ice skating.

Military members, law enforcement, firefighters, first responders, and their families got to skate for free all day Saturday.

The Rapid City Police Department says they employ more than 150 full-time employees.

The ice rink's manager says free ice skating is a small way they like to honor our local heroes.

Program Coordinator and Rink Manager Amanda Estrada says, "They do so much for our community and I think as much support as we can show them, the better. It's just, I mean they really truly are our everyday heroes and many people go day to day not acknowledging that so that's our way to acknowledge it."

According to the Rapid City Fire Department's 2016 annual report, they responded to more than 16 thousand service calls... including fires, severe weather, and rescue incidents.

Next week Main Street Square is doing "Skates and a Movie" featuring The Wizard of Oz.