As part of TAMC’s new winter edition of the Fit & Fun series, the hospital has been offering opportunities for community members to take part in free or low cost activities that encourage being active and perhaps trying new things.


Among those activities that are underway are TAMC Free Skate Days and Snowshoe Hikes.  The first of both of these were held with great success, and this weekend brings another opportunity for both of these programs.

The first Free Skate Day, held in January, was hugely popular, with so many attending that there were, unfortunately, some access issues.  However, these issues will be taken care of this time around.

This Sunday, February 21, TAMC will hold another Free Skate Day at The Forum from 1:00-3:00 p.m.  This time around, Jamie Guerrette, TAMC community engagement specialist and organizer of the event, is making sure people know that the number of skaters will be limited to 200 at any time.  This number does not include spectators, who are welcome to come watch family members skate.

There is no cost for admission or skate rentals during the event, courtesy of TAMC. Skates will be available in children’s and adult sizes as long as supplies last.

Also taking place this weekend is the second in a three part series of Snowshoe Hikes.  This weekend’s Snowshoe Hike takes part at Aroostook State Park at 9:30 a.m., just prior to the park’s Take It Outside family winter fun day.  The cost of the snowshoeing is free, but there is a small fee to enter the park.  Snowshoes will be available in both adult and youth sizes.  The hike will be led by TAMC’s Linda Menard and Taryn Everett.

Those who would like to register for the hike or have questions answered about proper boots and attire, can contact Menard at 768-4172 or

A full listing of activities for the winter edition of Fit & Fun can be found by going to the TAMC website at  Organizations that would like to add an event to the Fit & Fun schedule can do so by contacting Guerrette at or (207) 768-4008.

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