Santa laces up his skates at the Golden Arena to see kids once more before Christmas

Santa laces up his skates at the Golden Arena to see kids once more before Christmas

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While Santa and his team prepare for Christmas, the Town of Golden and friends are busy organizing some fantastic festive fun for everyone.

The Town of Golden recreation services team has been in touch with the North Pole and it seems that Santa has a bit of extra time on Saturday, December 22, and he would like to spend it skating at the Golden Arena.

From 4 to 5 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. This event is generously sponsored by the Interact Club of Golden.

“The [Town of Golden] recreations services team is getting into the spirit of the season and we want to spread some cheer to residents by offering some extra special skate times,” 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 this holiday season.”

Special skate times at the Golden Arena are as follows:

Saturday December 22: From 4 to 5 p.m., public skate with Santa to support Special Olympics Golden.

Sponsored by the Interact Club of Golden. Admission by donation.

Puck and stick is on December 22, 23, 29, and 30 from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m.

Public skates are December 22, 23, 29, and 30 from 4 to 5 p.m. and January 2 from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. and 6:15 to 8 p.m.

There are also plenty of programs running over the holidays at the Mount 7 Rec Plex. Watch for the recreation drop-in programs holiday schedule in the next edition of the Golden Star. The schedule is also posted to the Town of Golden Facebook page and www.golden.ca. Click on the soccer ball.

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

“Starting at about 6 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.

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