Skating to confidence

Dropping in is Madeline Lochte-Bono, 9, on Sunday with instructor Heather Rietz nearby during Sista Sessions at Durango Skate Park. Its more than skating and snowboarding, Rietz said. It teaches the girls confidence and that you are in charge, and self-responsibility, discipline, goal-setting and achieving it. It was the last session of the year before moving to creative freestyle snowboarding in January at Chapman Hill, with a couple of sessions at Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort. For more information, email Rietz at sistasessions@gmail.com. Madeline is the daughter of Ryan Bono and Amy Lochte. Enlarge photo

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Dropping in is Madeline Lochte-Bono, 9, on Sunday with instructor Heather Rietz nearby during Sista Sessions at Durango Skate Park. Its more than skating and snowboarding, Rietz said. It teaches the girls confidence and that you are in charge, and self-responsibility, discipline, goal-setting and achieving it. It was the last session of the year before moving to creative freestyle snowboarding in January at Chapman Hill, with a couple of sessions at Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort. For more information, email Rietz at sistasessions@gmail.com. Madeline is the daughter of Ryan Bono and Amy Lochte.

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