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Airmen help bring "Magic of Ice" to Guam

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  • By Airman 1st Class Ryan Whitney
  • 36th Wing Public Affairs
Airmen deployed to Andersen Air Force Base are contributing their time off to volunteer for Habitat for Humanity at Guam's first "ice" skating rink until Christmas Eve.

The rink, which is a part of "The Magic of Snow and Ice," is located in the Guam Premier Outlets, and costs $5 per person, with all proceeds going to the Habitat for Humanity.

"For the past two years, we made it snow inside and outside at GPO. This year we will still have the snow, but the main attraction will be the ice skating," said GPO General Manager Monte Mesa in a news release.

The Airmen are volunteering their weekend time in shifts of eight people every two hours. On Dec. 6 alone, more than 30 Airmen volunteered, and they hope to keep this type of participation up until Christmas Eve.

"We are hoping to get some of the other base units to help us out with this cause and help raise money for a good cause," said Capt. Chad Guendelsberger, a member of the 23rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron and event organizer. "We have had a good turnout so far, I just hope we can keep it up. We are bringing something that most of the people on this island haven't experienced, and the kids are really having a good time with it."

For more information, contact Becky North, Habitat for Humanity representative, via email at bnorth@guam.net.