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AquaFreeze offers a full-day sampling of activities

Lorraine Graves   Aug-18-2017

Aquafreeze will be held on Sunday, Aug. 27.

Photo courtesy City of Richmond


Water activities, both frozen and liquid, are the theme of a free fun day: AquaFreeze.

It's being held Sunday, Aug. 27 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Richmond Ice Centre's east parking lot, out at Watermania as well as inside the Richmond Ice Centre (14140 Triangle Road).

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Sponsored by the City of Richmond, this family fun day is your chance to try out all sorts of activities without having to pay a fee.

According to city spokesperson, Kim Decker, it’s a chance to try out a long list of activities such as, “hockey, ringette and figure skating or aquatic activities such as synchronized swimming and swim clubs.”

AquaFreeze is an open house-style event, Decker says,”the perfect opportunity to experience them first-hand."

The family-friendly events include face painting, balloon artists and bouncy castles. Food trucks and live music from Walking Hypocrisy Chase Your Words, Major Fantasy and a Taiko Drumming demonstration will also be onsite.

AquaFreeze will be a sampling menu of activities to consider doing throughout the fall and winter.

“Come out to learn more about local minor sport organizations that call Richmond's ice rinks, dry floors and swimming pools home," she says.

Volunteers and staff will be onsite to answer questions about Richmond Minor Hockey, Seafair Minor Hockey, Richmond Ringette, Richmond Ravens Female Hockey, Connaught Skating Club, Richmond Lacrosse, Richmond Ball Hockey, Richmond Sockeyes Hockey Club, Richmond Rapids Swim Club, Richmond Kigoos Swim Club, Pacific Wave Synchronized Swimming and Lifeguard in Training Aquatics and First Aid.

So if you’re curious to try or want to introduce your child to something new, here’s your chance to try it before you pay for a whole season.

And remember, it’s not too late for kids to get their $19 pass for unlimited swimming and skating at City of Richmond facilities. Kids can use their pass unlimited times for a dip in a pool or skate in a rink. For bored children in the last few weeks of summer holidays, it’s just the ticket.


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