Four chances to enjoy arena Winter Wonderland

Fuller Lake Arena kicks off the Winter Wonderland season in the Cowichan Valley Friday, Dec. 19 from 5-8 p.m. offering Christmas music, a special Christmas light extravaganza, games, prizes, decorations and much more.

Tickets are $2 per person including skate rentals so bring the whole family for an evening of fun.

The Island Savings Centre Arena is also joining the fun, on Sunday, Dec. 21 from 1-2:30 p.m. or 6:30-8 p.m. Organizers are promising "a fun, festive themed skate" with arts and crafts in the lobby and "a ton of exciting activities" on the ice.

These include the popular crazy carpet slide, fish pond, shinny hockey and an onice fireplace combined with an atmosphere of holiday music and festive lighting.

Tickets are $12 for a family or $5 for adults, $4 for children/youth/seniors plus a $3 charge for rentals.

Kerry Park Arena is also on board, offering its own event Sunday, Dec. 21.

There, the arena will be transformed with lights, trees and decorations.

"Bring your family and enjoy the on-ice activities and toboggan run," organizers are urging, suggesting that a warm-up around the fire will also be fun.

Santa will stop by for a special visit and bring treats for small fry.

The event takes place between 1-2:30 p.m. and 3-4:30 p.m. and again 6:30-8 p.m. As the event is sponsored by Thrifty Foods in Mill Bay, admission is free but you must have a ticket to get in.

They go quickly so get your tickets as early as you can from Thrifty Foods, Shawnigan Lake Community Centre or Kerry Park itself.

Finally, the annual Winter Wonderland at the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena will be held Tuesday, Dec. 23.

The arena is transformed into a festive wonderland including a toboggan run, fire on the ice, skating, shinny hockey, hot chocolate, and even a visit from Santa.

The fun starts at 6 p.m. and goes till 8 p.m. at a cost of only $3 per person or $10 per family of four.