Have some holiday fun at the Arena this month Print Article Font Size
While 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 17 and he would like to spend it skating at the Golden Arena. From 4 p.m. 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.

The ToG Rec Services team has also planned some BONUS skates throughout the holidays and a few extra Puck-and-Stick and Pond hockey dates. 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 17th: 4–5 p.m. – Public Skate with Santa to support Special Olympics Golden. Sponsored by the Days Inn. Admission by donation
  • Tuesday December 19th: 4-5 pm – Public Skate; 5:15 - 6:30 pm – Pond Hockey; 6:45 – 8 pm – 19+ Shinny
  • Thursday December 21st: 4-5 pm – Public Skate; 5:15-6:30 pm – Pond Hockey; 6:45-8 pm – 19+ Shinny
  • Saturday December 23rd: 11 am-12 pm - Public Skate; 12-12:45 pm - Puck and Stick; 1-2:15 pm – Pond Hockey; 2-3:45 pm 19+ Shinny
  • Thursday December 28th: 4-5 pm - Public Skate; 5:15-6:30 pm – Pond Hockey; 6:45-8 pm 19+ Shinny
  • Sunday, December 31st:  3-3:45 pm Kids Puck & Stick; 4-5 pm – Public Skate

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 during the holidays. The arena is closed on December 25th, 26th and 27th and January 1st.

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

“Starting at 5:30 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, check out our holiday calendar by clicking the soccer ball or click HERE.