The ladies of the Pi Xi chapter at the University of Central Florida skated through the decades at Let’s Skate Orlando on September 6th.
As the semester began, Pi Xi wanted to get to know their new members in a way that was unconventional. They dressed for the decades. From classic ‘50s to the grunge of the ‘90s, they skated to roll of some steam.
“I like skating because I feel free and relaxed,” Kyhla Rejas, a senior interdisciplinary studies major, said.
Rejas has been skating since she was a little girl and loved this event because she got to show off her moves and become closer to the new member she now calls her little!
While there were plenty of sisters that skated like pros, there were plenty of girls holding on to the rails for their first time in a skating rink.
Payton Hiday, sisterhood chair of the Pi Xi chapter, put this event together. Her goal as sisterhood chair is to have events that are meaningful to sisters.
“It’s the small things that bring the chapter together, and something as little as having everyone dress up in decade themed outfits and making a fool of themselves on the rink gives us a chance to let loose and enjoy our time together,” Hiday said.
It didn’t matter whether girls were pros or clumsy beginners, the whole point of skating was bringing sisters and new members together.
“I had a good time getting to know all of my new sisters and meeting new people,” Brooke Sincebaugh, a freshman legal studies major, said.
This year the ladies of the Pi Xi chapter took 63 new members. They are so excited to grow as a chapter.
“It’s not about how fancy and lavish the events are, but more of how we can bring the girls in Delta Zeta together and just enjoy each other’s company,” Hiday said.