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Snowmobile clinic teaches teens to be safe

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REINBECK (KWWL) -- Everyone has one of those friends who really enjoys a good snowfall.

"I really like the freedom that you feel and the rush you get when you are going fast," said Jennifer Borota, snowmobile student.

"I like spending time with my family. When we can all get out of the house and be outside," said Summer Langenbau, snowmobile student.

Borota and Langenbau are just two teens using one of their Christmas vacation days to learn more about their snowmobile.

Veteran snowmobiler Scott Wical opened up his home to about 25 others. From mechanical to survival issues Wical makes sure they know every part of this snowy sport.

"A lot of them take away things they hadn't thought of before. Good survival skills in the winter time, planning ahead and being proactive is what we really want to do," said Rhonda Fowler, Snowmobile and ATV Education Coordinator.

At the end of the day they'll take a test to earn their snowmobile education certificate. Then it's a green light to riding the snow-covered white trails.

There are 25 to 30 snowmobile classes each year across the state.

Online Reporter: Nikki Newbrough

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