Albie Burden (left) was all smiles as Penticton Vees assistant captain Chris Klack autographed his hat at the Family Day Skate with the Vees event at the South Okanagan Events Centre on Feb. 12. Kristi Patton/Western News

Families enjoy a skate with the Penticton Vees

Family Day event in Penticton included skating with the Vees at the South Okanagan Events Centre

While fans typically pack the South Okanagan Events Centre to watch the Penticton Vees play hockey, on Monday they got to hit the ice themselves.

As part of the Family Day events happening at the SOEC complex, skaters young and old alike got the chance to play shinny or just skate around the rink with the junior A hockey players.

The City of Penticton with Spectra held the Family Day event that included the free skate with the Vees, a by donation barbecue hosted by IGA, toonie pool admission from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Despicable Me 3 was played at the Cleland Theatre from 2:30 to 4 p.m. (free admission0>

 

Penticton Vees players Taylor Ward (left), Michael Campoli and Jared Nash (right) assist a pair of young skaters around the South Okangan Events Centre during the Family Day skate on Feb. 12. Kristi Patton/Western News

Penticton Vees defenceman Jonny Tychonick helping a young skater around the rink. Kristi Patton/Western News

Penticton Vees forward Cassidy Bowes signs the jersey of a young Vees fan at the Family Day skate at the South Okanagan Events Centre. Kristi Patton/Western News

IGA was serving up a hot dog lunch on Family Day in front of the South Okanagan Events Centre. Kristi Patton/Western News

Penticton Vees defenceman Jordan Henderson found a new recruit for the team at the Family Day skate at the South Okanagan Events Centre. Kristi Patton/Western News

Penticton Vees player Nicky Leivermann may have found himself a new defence partner at the Family Day skate at the South Okanagan Events Centre. Kristi Patton/Western News

A young skater gets some help around the ice on Family Day at the South Okanagan Events Centre. Kristi Patton/Western News

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