Town planning free skate for Canada 150 celebration

By Angela Brown
November 27, 2017 - 12:00pm

Battlefords residents looking for some family fun before the holidays will be able to head to the town’s indoor arena for a free public skate and maybe meet a local star at the same time.

The event is part of ongoing celebrations to recognize Canada’s 150th anniversary.

“It’s open to every age – no matter if you’re three or 95, come out and enjoy the day,” Mayor Ames Leslie said. “It’s great to have a community event where we can bring the community together.”

The Canada 150 Skating Day event will include appearances by a number of Battlefords North Stars players to greet fans and sign autographs. 

“We’re pretty proud of our hockey players from here,” Coun. Judy Pruden said.

The event will also include free hotdogs and popcorn for the first 300 skaters registered.

There will also be a number of prize giveaways.

The town received a $1,000 grant from the federal government to host the event. The town will donate the rink time.

Battleford was one of the communities selected for the grant to hold the event. About 300 communities across Canada will have Canada 150 community skate parties.

The local event will be held at the Battleford arena on 28th Street from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 10. Registration starts at 4 p.m. 


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