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Weather permitting: Penticton’s outdoor ice rink set to open

Set to open Dec. 16, the rink will be open for all noon to 9 p.m.
Alberni Valley Bulldog’s Ethan Bono goes one-on-one with a BCHL goalie during a skills event at the BC Hockey League all-star weekend in Penticton on Friday, Jan. 20, 2023. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

If the weather cooperates, Penticton’s outdoor rink will open on Dec. 16.

Thanks to Activate Penticton, free public skating will be available daily between 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.The Activate Penticton Outdoor Ice Rink is located at 107 Martin Street, behind City Hall.

The rink is managed and maintained by a team of volunteers from the Activate Penticton Society, a non-profit made up of locals looking to give back to the community.

The rink is available for private events between 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Hockey is permitted only through private bookings during these times. To book the rink please contact Drew Barnes.

The outdoor ice rink will once again host the BCHL All-Star weekend Jan. 20-21, 2024.

Frost Fest Winter Carnival, a new Penticton event developed in conjunction with BCHL All-Star Weekend, is set for its inaugural edition on Jan. 20, 2024.

READ MORE: Winter carnival coming to Penticton during All-Star weekend

Monique Tamminga

About the Author: Monique Tamminga

Monique brings 20 years of award-winning journalism experience to the role of editor at the Penticton Western News. Of those years, 17 were spent working as a senior reporter and acting editor with the Langley Advance Times.
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