With Family Day in Welland fast approaching, City staff are busy preparing for this year’s free family activities.
Due to weather, the family free skate at Welland’s highly visited Chippawa Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, February 18, is cancelled.
A free family skate is occurring at the Welland Main Arena. Thanks to the Welland Optimist Club, Admission is free by donating a non-perishable food item. There will be a designated ‘Learn to Skate’ area with skate aids and bumpers and a play area where you can try out Ringette.
“It will be great to see families out and to enjoy our outdoor recreational amenities on Family Day,” said Rob Axiak, director of community services. “Our staff thrive in planning and hosting these events and to welcome families from across the city for a fun, free day of activities; it’s a glimpse of what’s to come.”
The Welland Optimist Club will be handing out a voucher for a free hot dog and a free drink to every child who attends the Family Day skate. Vouchers are redeemable at the Main Arena canteen between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on February 21 only.
And if skating isn’t a chosen activity, families can participate in a Family Day Goosechase, running from February 18 at 3 p.m. to February 21 at 6 p.m. The Goosechase, a popular scavenger-hunt style mobile app, offers a way to get creative for a chance at some great prizes.
To join the Goosechase:
- Download the Goosechase app
- Join the game: ZMG8LL
- Win a prize (top three win prizes)
For more information, visit: 2022 Family Day Skates (welland.ca)
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