Santa’s elves will be hard at work overnight this Sunday transforming rink two at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex into a picturesque Cariboo Winterland.
For two weeks, from Monday, December 19 to Monday, January 2, all public skating including Family, Everyone Welcome and Parent and Tot on Ice will take place in the holiday wonderland featuring festive trees, lights, family photo locations and all your favourite holiday blow-ups, decorations and more.
“For our third annual Cariboo Winterland this year we are going bigger and better than ever,” said Emma Davidson, Recreation (Child and Youth) Program Coordinator. “That means more trees, new decorations and more festive holiday fun for the entire family. The feedback we’ve received from Cariboo Winterland skaters these past two years has been very positive and we’re looking forward to being able to offer this fun activity once again for the entire family during the holidays.”
A free Cariboo Winterland Opening Day Skate, sponsored by Denisiqi Services Society, kicks off the festivities from 7 to 8:30 pm on Monday, December 19.
Santa Claus also comes to town on Saturday, December 24 from 10:15 am until 12 pm to skate with the community for the annual Skate with Santa.
Family Skates take place on December 20 (3:30 to 5:30 pm), December 21 (9 am to 12 pm), December 22 (11 am to 1 pm), December 27-30 (12:30 to 3 pm) and December 31 (10:15 am until 12 pm).
Everyone Welcome Skates run December 20 (5:30 to 7 pm), December 22 (7:15 to 9 pm), December 23 (5:30 to 7 pm), December 24 (12:15 to 2:30 pm) and December 27-30 (5:30 to 7 pm).
Parent and Tot on Ice is scheduled on December 24 from 9 to 10 am, and on December 27 from 11 am to 12:15 pm.
There will also be a special Wrestling Day Skate on January 2 from 12:15 to 3:15 pm.
“On behalf of the City and staff at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex we’d like to invite everyone to round up their friends and family and come celebrate the holidays with some public skating,” Davidson said. “We hope Cariboo Winterland can help spread some festive cheer and we are excited to see everyone out on the ice.”
Greg Sabatino, Events & Marketing Coordinator
City Hall: 250.392.2311