Kids skate with a doctor - WQOW TV: Eau Claire, WI NEWS18 News, Weather, and Sports

Kids skate with a doctor


MADISON (WKOW) -- Local kids took the opportunity to skate with a doctor Saturday at Vilas Park.

Dr. Patricia Kokotailo, a professor of pediatrics and Director of Adolescent Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, skated with kids to spread the joys of outdoor exercise.

Dr. Kokotailo, a former figure skater, was promoting the  importance of keeping children active, even during the colder winter months, with activities like ice skating and pond hockey.

"There's a lot of health benefits. It's a good cardiovascular exercise," Dr. Kokotailo said. "It's one where you can really help with your muscle strength and with your cardiovascular health in terms of raising your heart rate and being able to do more aerobic exercise."

Organizers believe the event creates a more relaxed atmosphere in which people can talk to doctors about any medical issues on their minds.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WQOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's pubic inspection file should contact News Director Dan Schillinger at 715-852-5920. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at