Christmas in the Village!
The arena opened the skating season last month, skates
have been sharpened, and the skaters are on the ice! “Old skaters” and
“new skaters” are enjoying the excitement of skating and hockey, and the
ice has been wonderful.
This year, four inches of Styrofoam insulation are
tucked under the ice and it’s making quite a difference in how fast the
ice freezes! It’s part of the arena’s commitment to be more efficient and
lower our electrical load. We’ll share the statistics with you this winter
as we see the difference that all the renovations have made in operating
On November 30th the school kicked off the
Christmas season with our traditional Breakfast with Santa, and on
December 7th, the Village celebrated the season with Christmas
in the Village at the arena.
There were all kinds of skaters on the ice for
Christmas in the Village, and we were really pleased to see lots of
children out for the seasonal fun. The Village Commissioners served their
homemade chili, hot dogs and hot chocolate to an appreciative crowd, and
the weather was perfect this year!
There were wagon rides and a bonfire, and a great
opportunity to visit with people you don’t see all the time. We found
visitors from far away who were home who came to see those they don’t get
to see too often, and Santa and his sack of treats was there to visit
everyone! Thanks to the Village Commission, the Fire Department, the Arena
staff, and all the helpers who made it possible – what a fun, old
fashioned Christmas event it is.
Youth of all ages are welcome in shinny hockey, from
beginners to teens. It’s an hour of hockey fun to learn about the game
and develop skills, accepting all boys and girls of any skill level, who
are not registered in minor hockey this year. Full equipment is required.
Shinny hockey takes place Monday and Thursday
evenings. Ages 9 and younger play from 6-7pm, and ages 9-12 play from
7:15-8:15pm. For more information contact
email@example.com, or call Denise Naugler (825-3591) or
Meghann Moore (584-7079).
To help you stay active this winter, join us at
hockey, or at learn-to-skate, or every Sunday from 1:00 – 2:30 pm for
public skating at the arena.
On Monday mornings
from 10:00 – 11:00 am, there is adult-only public skating. From 11:00 –
12:00 on the same day, there is FREE pre-school skating for you and a
guardian. It’s a great way to get moving in the morning!
The Guys and Gals hockey group plays Tuesday and
Friday evenings, and the women’s hockey group skates Saturday evening .
All skill levels are welcome! For more information on these groups, call
the rink at 584-3349 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The rink schedule is updated frequently – click the
Schedules button on this page to see available times for ice rentals. If
you have youth hockey gear or skates in good condition that you would like
to donate, we’ll make sure they go to a young person who needs them.
It has been a VERY busy year with the arena’s
structural work going on. The building has been settled into its new
footprint and underpinnings – what a long way we’ve come! Come back for