Residents have one last chance to go for a skate at Regina’s Victoria Park rink Sunday afternoon.
The rink is closing for the season and everyone is invited out for the wrap-up event.
According to Taron Cochrane with the Regina Downtown Business Improvement District, this year, the ice attracted more than 4,500 people — including newcomers to Canada.
Towards the beginning of the season, Cochrane remembers when a group of men, who were new to Regina, tried ice skating for the first time at the downtown rink.
“One guy actually started coming by every single day and he’s routinely gotten better,” explained Cochrane.
He added that this gentleman is just one of many stories of people who discovered the Victoria Park rink and came back practically every week.
Cochrane said it’s amazing how a sheet of ice can bring a city together.
“It’s a family event, it’s a community-building event, it’s positive and it gets people outside and active,” he listed.
This year’s wrap-up starts at 1 p.m. and features cake, hot chocolate and music.
There will even be free skates.