Take a dip for free this Xmas

The District of Port Hardy and the Regional District of Mount Waddington will offer free public skating and swimming this Xmas break.

The District of Port Hardy and the Regional District of Mount Waddington have renewed a Christmas break tradition again this year by opening for free public skating and swimming at their respective recreational facilities, courtesy of local businesses and organizations.

Chilton Regional Arena in Port McNeill kicked off its free sponsored skating, which includes both public skating and stick time skates, last Saturday. The sessions will continue daily through Sunday, Jan. 5, with closures for Christmas Day Dec. 25 and New Year’s Day, Jan. 1.

Don Cruickshank Memorial Arena in Port Hardy will be closed through Boxing Day, but will reopen Friday, Dec. 27 for a pair of sponsored skates. Additional free family and public skating will be available Dec. 30, Jan. 2 and Jan. 3.

Port Hardy pool will also offer free, sponsored family and public swim sessions Dec. 27, Dec. 30 and Jan. 2.

Swimming and skating sessions held Monday were sponsored by Macandales, Fox’s Disposal and Coastal Community Credit Union. Sponsors in Port McNeill Friday through Monday included Northern Lights Restaurant, West Coast Helicopters and Sointula Recreation.

Upcoming sessions and their sponsors include:

 

 

 

Sponsored public skate time at Chilton Regional Arena in Port McNeill:

Dec. 21—1-3 p.m., 6-8 p.m., sponsored by Fox’s Disposal and Northern Lights Restaurant.

Dec. 22—1-3 p.m., sponsored by Fox’s Disposal and West Coast Helicopters.

Dec. 23—1-3 p.m., 6-8 p.m., sponsored by Sointula Recreation.

Dec. 24—1-3 p.m., sponsored by Furney Distributing.

Dec. 25—Merry Christmas! Arena closed.

Dec. 26—1-4 p.m., sponsored by Port McNeill Baptist Church and The Doctors Group.

Dec. 27—1-3 p.m., 6-8 p.m., sponsored by Black Bear Resort and Marketplace IGA.

Dec. 28—1-3 p.m., 6-8 p.m., sponsored by Black Bear Resort and Marketplace IGA.

Dec. 29—1-3 p.m., 6-8 p.m., sponsored by Windsor Plywood and Peg Pahti Janitorial.

Dec. 30—1-3 p.m., 6-8 p.m., sponsored by Windsor Plywood and Peg Pahti Janitorial.

Dec. 31—1-3 p.m., sponsored by North Island Community Services-Family Centre and Mike Balcke Contracting.

Jan. 2—1-3 p.m., 6-8 p.m., sponsored by Marine Harvest and Mike Balcke Contracting.

Jan. 3—1-3 p.m., 6-8 p.m., sponsored by People’s Drug Mart and Whe-la-la-u Area Council.

Jan. 4—1-3 p.m., 6-8 p.m., sponsored by People’s Drug Mart and Whe-la-la-u Area Council.

Jan. 5—1-3 p.m., sponsored by Superior Propane.

 

 

Sponsored stick time at Chilton Regional Arena:

Dec. 22—3:15-4:45 p.m., sponsored by Lemare Lake Logging.

Dec. 23—3:15-4:45 p.m., sponsored by Shop-Rite Rona.

Dec. 26—11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m., sponsored by Lemare Lake Logging.

Dec. 27—3:15-4:45 p.m., sponsored by Shop-Rite Rona.

Dec. 28—3:15-4:45 p.m., sponsored by Alert Bay Towing.

Dec. 29—3:15-4:45 p.m., sponsored by Marine Harvest.

Dec. 30—3:15-4:45 p.m., sponsored by Marine Harvest.

Dec. 31—10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. (12-under only), sponsored by Port McNeill Minor Hockey and Fox’s Disposal.

Jan. 2—3:15-4:45 p.m., sponsored by Alert Bay Towing.

Jan. 3—3:15-4:45 p.m., sponsored by Marine Harvest.

Jan. 4—3:15-4:45 p.m., sponsored by Lemare Lake Logging.

Jan. 5—3:15-4:45 p.m., sponsored by Shop-Rite Rona.

 

 

Sponsored skating at Don Cruickshank Memorial Arena, Port Hardy:

Dec. 27—4:45-6:15 p.m. Family skate; 8:15 p.m.-9:45 p.m. public skate, both sponsored by Port Hardy Lions Club.

Dec. 30—4:45-6:15 p.m. Family skate; 8:15 p.m. public skate.

Jan. 2—4:45-6:15 p.m. Family skate; 8:15 p.m. public skate.

Jan. 3—4:45-6:15 p.m. Family skate; 8:15 p.m. public skate.

 

 

 

Sponsored swimming at Port Hardy Pool:

Dec. 27—11 a.m.-noon Family swim sponsored by CIBC; 1:15-2:45 p.m. public swim sponsored by Keltic Seafoods.

Dec. 30—11 a.m.-noon Family swim sponsored by North Island Gazette; 1:15-2:45 p.m. public swim sponsored by Port Hardy Lions.

 

Jan. 2—11 a.m.-noon Family swim sponsored by CUPE 401; 1:15-2:45 p.m. public swim sponsored by Paul Grier.

 

 

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