Have some holiday fun at the Arena in December! Print Article Font Size
ice-skating-1215114_1920.jpgWhile Santa and his team prepare for Christmas, the Town of Golden and friends are busy organizing some fantastic holiday fun for everyone.

ToG Rec Services has been in touch with the North Pole and it seems that Santa has a bit of extra time on Sunday, December 18 and he would like to spend it skating at the Golden Arena! From 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m., Santa will spend the hour skating with some lucky people, and all the proceeds from this public skate will go to Golden’s Special Olympics athletes.

The ToG Rec Services team has also planned some BONUS skates throughout the holidays and a few extra Puck-and-Stick dates. The Puck-and-Stick hour is a great way for youngsters 12 and under and parents to play hockey together. Regular rates apply. Helmets, shin guards, skates and gloves are mandatory and participants are reminded to bring their own stick.

“The ToG Recreations Services team is getting into the holiday spirit and we want to spread some cheer to residents by offering some extra special BONUS skates!” says Manager of Recreation Services Jordan Petrovics. “Our Public Skate and Puck and Stick program are two great ways to get out with the family and enjoy the holiday season!”

Holiday dates are as follows:
  • Sunday December 18th: 4:30 -5:45 pm – Public Skate with Santa to support Special Olympics Golden. Admission by donation
  • Monday December 19th: 4:30 - 5:30 pm – Public Skate; 5:30 - 6:30 pm – Puck and Stick; 7:00 – 8:15 pm – 19+ Shinny
  • Tuesday December 20th: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm – Public Skate; 1:00 - 2:00 pm – Puck and Stick
  • Wednesday, December 21st: 7:00 – 8:00 pm - Public Skate
  • Friday December 23rd: 11:30 am -1:00 pm - Public Skate; 1:00 – 2:00 pm - Puck and Stick
  • Saturday, December 24th: 2:00 – 3:30 pm - Public Skate; 3:30 – 4:30 pm - Puck and Stick
  • Tuesday December 27th: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm – Public Skate; 1:00 – 2:00 pm – Puck and Stick
  • Wednesday December 28th: 7:00 – 8:00 pm - Public Skate
  • Friday December 30th: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm – Public Skate; 1:00 – 2:00 pm – Puck and Stick; Rockets play at 7:30 pm – no shinny afterward.
  • Saturday, December 31st:  2:00 – 3:30 pm – Public Skate; 3:30 – 4:30 pm – Puck and Stick
The Holiday schedule will replace regular programming. Please note that Parent & Tot Skate is not offered during the holidays, but Parent & Tot season and month passes will be honoured on Tuesdays and Fridays during the holidays. The arena is closed on December 25th, 26th and January 1st.

Rounding up the Christmas fun is the annual Fire Rescue Christmas Eve tour.

“Starting at 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Golden Fire Rescue will be continuing their  annual tradition of helping Santa hand out candy canes to children,” says Golden Fire Chief Dave Balding. “Watch for them in your neighbourhood.”

Watch and listen for the fire trucks and be sure to come to the end of your driveway to meet them. If you or your child can’t make it to the street, please contact the Golden Fire Department to make special arrangements at 250-344-6401.

For more information on holiday events, please call 250-344-2271 or email us at rec.booking@golden.ca.