Skate in a Winter Wonderland at CVRD’s Sports Centre

Experience the wonder of the season on ice during public skate sessions at the Comox Valley Regional District’s (CVRD) sports centre December 23 and 24, 2015. Holiday elves have been busy behind the scenes to set the stage for an enchanting, jovial skate. 

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

“We are looking forward to offering these festive skate sessions to the public this year. Arena one will literally be transformed into a magical outdoor landscape with trees, twinkling lights and other winter holiday trimmings,” said CVRD’s marketing specialist Robyn Butler. “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, December 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 December 24 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 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 information and schedules can be found online at

The Comox Valley Regional District is a federation of three electoral areas and three municipalities providing sustainable services for residents and visitors to the area. The members of the regional district work collaboratively on services for the benefit of the diverse urban and rural areas of the Comox Valley.
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Media Contact:
Robyn Butler
Marketing specialist
Tel: 250-334-9622, ext. 224
Cell: 250-703-3924