There will be a holiday activity table, treats, hot chocolate, and Santa on the ice at the NDCC on Dec. 17

There will be a holiday activity table, treats, hot chocolate, and Santa on the ice at the NDCC on Dec. 17

Skate with Santa at holiday family event

Dec. 17 NDCC event is hosted by the RDCK and Nelson KidSport

Submitted by Nelson KidSport

The Regional District of Central Kootenay is offering a free public skate for families featuring Santa Claus on Dec. 17 at the Nelson and District Community Complex.

KidSport will provide a holiday activity table, treats, and hot chocolate. Free skate and helmet rentals will be offered, although equipment availability is limited.

Attendees are encouraged to make a monetary donation to KidSport’s Give the Gift of Sport campaign as well as food items for a Nelson food bank.

The 11th annual Give the Gift of Sport fundraising campaign calls on Canadians to donate online at www.KidSport.ca/GiftofSport. Choose your local chapter from the drop-down menu. All money raised locally stays local.

KidSport is a national not-for-profit organization that helps remove financial barriers that prevent kids from playing sports by providing assistance for registration fees to children aged 18 and under. Through a confidential application process, grants are given so they can play a season of sport. In Nelson, grants up to $500 are available per child annually.

Since its creation in 2007, KidSport Nelson has disbursed over and helped over 1,500 kids from our region receive grants and sport introduction programming.