Skaters of all ages took to the ice at Quesnel’s Twin Arenas on Dec. 28-29, 2017, for the Ice Palace event. The rink was decorated with trees, lights and festive props, and there were stations set up for ice painting, crafts and hockey. These three young skaters took a break before deciding to whizz round the ice once again, weaving in and around the holiday decorations. Michael Dobson photo

Lace up your skates for family fun at Quesnel’s Ice Palace Dec. 28 and 29

There will be tobogganing, skating amongst trees, painting on the ice and more at Arena 2

Lindsay Chung

Observer Contributor

Two days of family fun are planned at Arena 2 at the end of this month, as the City of Quesnel hosts its annual Ice Palace event.

There will be skating amongst the trees, a toboggan hill, arts and crafts, painting on the ice, a fish pond and more Friday, Dec. 28 and Saturday, Dec. 29 from 1-5 p.m. Admission is $4 per person, and it is free for children aged two and younger. Bring your own skates and helmets.

The City hosts the Ice Palace each year, although the event used to take place before Christmas. Recreation service clerk Lori Smetaniuk says the Ice Palace is taking place after Christmas this year to coincide with school holidays.

“We usually get about 200 to 400 people coming through, so it’s a big event,” says Smetaniuk.

For more information about the Ice Palace, call Smetaniuk at 250-992-7125.

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