CVRD recreation staff have been busy preparing for the upcoming Winter Wonderland public skate sessions. CVRD marketing specialist Robyn Butler displays one of many festive decorations.

CVRD recreation staff have been busy preparing for the upcoming Winter Wonderland public skate sessions. CVRD marketing specialist Robyn Butler displays one of many festive decorations.

Skate at CVRD’s Winter Wonderland

Public skate sessions at the sports centre Dec. 23 and 24

  • Dec. 22, 2015 9:00 a.m.

Experience the wonder of the season on ice during public skate sessions at the Comox Valley Regional District’s (CVRD) sports centre Dec. 23 and 24.

Holiday elves have been busy behind the scenes to set the stage for an enchanting, jovial skate.

“We are looking forward to offering these festive skate sessions to the public this year,” said CVRD marketing specialist Robyn Butler.

“Arena one will literally be transformed into a magical outdoor landscape with trees, twinkling lights and other winter holiday trimmings. It’s a great way to take a break from your hectic holiday schedule and celebrate the season with family and friends in a healthy, active way.”

An “everyone welcome” session is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. followed by an adult only skate (16 years and up) from 8:30 to 10 p.m. Two more “everyone welcome” sessions are scheduled on Dec. 24 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Regular admission rates apply and skate rentals are available.

Attendees of all ages will be delighted by visits from the jolly man in red, plus other popular characters associated with the holiday season.

The concession will be open to purchase a hot beverage or snack.

A smartphone “selfie station” will be set among a festive backdrop with opportunities to win courtesy skate and swim passes.

Participants are encouraged to snap some selfies and share on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #CVWinterWonderland.

More info and schedules can be found online at www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/rec

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

A WestJet flight on the runway leaving Comox. Photo by Erin Haluschak
Aviation company seeks contracted employees to fill former WestJet roles at YQQ

Menzies Aviation from Edinburgh Park, Scotland, operates in 34 countries across the world

A cougar was spotted Monday near Queneesh Elementary. (WildSafe BC photo)
Cougar sighted Monday near Courtenay school

Conservation officers are warning the public to avoid the wooded areas around… Continue reading

Island Health chief medical officer Dr. Richard Stanwick receives a first dose of Pfizer vaccine, Dec. 22, 2020. (B.C. government)
COVID-19: B.C. seniors aged 90+ can start to sign up for vaccination on March 8

Long-term care residents protected by shots already given

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
SD71 to address COVID-19 exposures with virtual town hall

The meeting is set for Thursday, March 4

Courtenay Elementary is the latest school on a growing list that has COVID-19 exposures. Google Maps photo
Courtenay Elementary latest school on growing list of COVID-19 exposures

Exposure dates at the school on McPhee Avenue are Feb. 22, 23 and 24

Langley resident Carrie MacKay shared a video showing how stairs are a challenge after spending weeks in hospital battling COVID-19 (Special to Langley Advance Times)
VIDEO: Stairs a challenge for B.C. woman who chronicled COVID-19 battle

‘I can now walk for six (to) 10 minutes a day’

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry updates B.C.’s coronavirus situation, May 8, 2020. (B.C. government photo)
B.C.’s weekend COVID-19 cases: 532 Saturday, 508 Sunday, 438 Monday

Fraser Health still has most, eight more coronavirus deaths

B.C. Attorney General David Eby speaks in the legislature, Dec. 7, 2020. Eby was given responsibility for housing after the October 2020 provincial election. (Hansard TV)
B.C. extends COVID-19 rent freeze again, to the end of 2021

‘Renoviction’ rules tightened, rent capped to inflation in 2022

Face mask hangs from a rear-view mirror. (Black Press image)
B.C. CDC unveils guide on how to carpool during the pandemic

Wearing masks, keeping windows open key to slowing the spread of COVID-19

Churches, including Langley’s Riverside Calvary Church, are challenging the regulations barring them from holding in-person worship services during COVID-19. (Langley Advance Times file)
Tofino Resort and Marina has temporarily shut down after several staff members tested positive for COVID-19. (Nora O’Malley photo)
COVID-19 confirmed at Tofino Resort and Marina

Resort apologizes to Hesquiaht First Nation for Valentine’s Day boating incident.

Det. Sgt. Jim Callender. (Hamilton Police Service screenshot)
B.C. man dead, woman seriously injured after shooting in Hamilton, Ont.

The man was in the process of moving to the greater Toronto area, police say

Wildlife advocate Gary Schroyen captured this picture of a one-year-old cougar in the Sooke Hills using a homemade trip camera. Vancouver Island is home to approximately 800 cougars, which makes up about a quarter of the total population in B.C. (Gary Schroyen photo)
Wildlife advocate Gary Schroyen captured this picture of a one-year-old cougar in the Sooke Hill using a homemade trip camera. Schroyen presents Animal Signs: The Essence of Animal Communication on Nov. 30. (Gary Schroyen photo)
Declining Vancouver Island cougar populations linked to wolves

Large carnivore specialist says human development still plays biggest role on cougar numbers

Most Read