The annual Santa Skate is upcoming on December 21. (File)

Glide into the holidays with these public skating events

The annual Santa Skate is upcoming on December 21

Strap on your skates and glide into the holiday season during the City of Penticton’s annual Santa Skate, December 21.

Hosted by the City of Penticton’s Recreation Department at the McLaren Park Arena, the skate is set to take place from 2 to 4 p.m.

The event will feature ice games and a visit from Santa.

Read more: Celebrating the season at the Children’s Showcase Winter Concert

Recreation Business Supervisor, Kelsey Johnson, said the event continues to grow in popularity every year, and added it’s great to see families enjoy the event.

“We enjoy putting on this event to get everyone into the holiday spirit and having fun with family and friends,” she said.

For those interested in skating this holiday season, there area many public skating events happening throughout the season.

Just prior to the Santa Skate on December 21, the arena will be hosting Skate With The Vees on December 18 from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. Note that gloves and helmets are mandatory for this special event, and regular admission rates apply.

Visit to view the public skating schedule set for the holiday season, and to find out more information on other activities with a festive theme.

No skates? No problem. Rentals are available at the arena, and cost $3.75 for regular rentals, and $2.75 for preschoolers.

Admission rates for public skating vary in price from $1.75 for preschoolers to $4.50 for adults. Get the whole family on the ice for $11.

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