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

 

Just Posted

Last Simms Park concert of the season to double as a food bank fundraiser

Bring a donation for the food bank to the My Generation concert, Sunday, Aug. 25

City of Courtenay adds pickleball courts Martin Park lacrosse box

Lacrosse, pickleball, and recreational ball hockey players in the Comox Valley can… Continue reading

Stage 3 water restrictions in the Comox Valley beginning September 3

Restrictions in effect until Sept. 27 for BC Hydro scheduled maintenance

Fanny Bay Challenge asks visitors to support businesses during highway closure

Community rallies as part of Highway 19A closes for six weeks due to culvert project

B.C. sockeye returns drop as official calls 2019 ‘extremely challenging’

Federal government says officials are seeing the same thing off Alaska and Washington state

Expanded support to help B.C. youth from care attend university still falling short

Inadequate support, limited awareness and eligibility restrictions some of the existing challenges

Ethnic media aim to help maintain boost in voting by new Canadians

Statistics Canada says new Canadians made up about one-fifth of the voting population in 2016

Cross-examination begins for B.C. dad accused of killing young daughters

Andrew Berry is charged in the deaths of six-year-old Chloe and four-year-old Aubrey in 2017

Community organizes drop-in cricket game

Alan Dafoe and a few other caring members of the community arranged… Continue reading

Dog attacked by river otters, Penticton owner says

Marie Fletcher says her dog was pulled underwater by four river otters in the Penticton Channel

Opinions vary about single-use plastics

Local governments in the Comox Valley are enacting bylaws to regulate single-use… Continue reading

BC SPCA overwhelmed with cats, kittens needing homes

Large number of cruelty investigations, plus normal ‘kitten season’ to blame

Most Read