Kate Gosselin: I’m Doing “Great”

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Kate Gosselin hit the ice over the weekend, attending the 8th annual "Stars, Stripes and Skates ICEtravaganza" in Danbury, Conn., Sunday.

The reality mother of eight, 34, was on hand to show kids the importance of volunteering.

Asked how she is doing these days, she told Usmagazine.com, "Great, thanks."

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Wearing a tight purple dress with big rhinestone jewelry and heels, Kate — who was with bodyguard Steve Neild — spent most of her time chatting with kids.

At one point during the event, she turned to a little girl who was in a wheelchair and told the girl that she "did a great job" and complimented the child on her "hair."

Kate asked her if she "liked ice skating." When the girl shook her head yes, Kate said, "Me too," and smiled.

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She then posed for some more pictures before heading backstage for the show. Steve was right beside her as they walked down the stairs.

When she stepped onto the ice, she said hi. Everyone in the ice rink went  crazy, cheering for her.

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She announced one of the ice skaters and then walked off the ice and went straight to the production office with Steve.

When Kate got outside one fan said to her, "You're leaving already? But the show just started!"

Kate nodded her head and gave a little shrug. "Yes we are," she said, as Steve opened the passenger side door for her. The two sped off.

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Kate's estranged husband Jon also was a do-gooder this weekend. On Saturday, he participated in the "Walk Now for Autism Speaks" event in Philadelphia.

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