CancerCare Manitoba Aims to Break On-Ice Skating Chain Record

CancerCare Manitoba Aims to Break On-Ice Skating Chain Record

The Forks River Trail
Chain for Change is February 4 in support of the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation. (HANDOUT)

The CancerCare Manitoba Foundation is looking for 400 winter-loving Winnipeggers to lace up and form a human ice-skating chain.

The charitable arm of CancerCare Manitoba is attempting to break a Guinness record for longest skating chain through an event called Chain for Change.

A fundraising goal of $20,000 has been set for February 4, where skaters will link up on the Red River Mutual Trail at The Forks. The chain must skate 400 metres without breaking to surpass the current Guinness World Record of 370 skaters.

The event, being held on World Cancer Day, also aims to link the community together in the fight against cancer.

Registration is free, but skaters are asked to raise $100 to participate. The line doesn’t have to be straight, but must be continuous, with each skater using both hands to hold onto the waist of the person in front of them.

The minimum age to participate is 12 and everyone must be wearing commercially available ice skates.

To register, visit chainforchangewpg.com.

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