Local athletes bring Olympics to El Paso


Four local athletes took to the ice at the Special Olympics figure skating competition on Sunday.

Anastasia Chacon has only been figure skating since moving to El Paso two years ago but she says there’s nothing like it. 

“Feeling the wind as it blows, it feels like your flying, and the spin, makes you feel so great about yourself,” says Anastasia. 

Her father says they have found a unique and supportive community in El Paso.  “The Special Olympics in Georgia wasn’t really good and she’s actually stopped for a couple of years,” says Jason Hook, “Now we’ve got three of our kids doing it down here in El Paso.”

The Special Olympics has competitions year round. The next one will be gymnastics and will take place in February. 

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