Winter Wonderland is Sweeter Than Ever


The City of Nanaimo Parks and Recreation department is pleased to bring back the popular Winter Wonderland skating event running from December 26 to 30.

Frank Crane Arena in Beban Park will be transformed into a Candyland theme featuring twinkle lights, seasonal music, a 40-foot Christmas tree and candy decor. Activities over the five days include $1 skating sessions with some free sponsored sessions included, free helmet and skate rentals throughout and a Kinsmen Pancake Breakfast on December 27.

Sponsors for Winter Wonderland include: Archie Johnstone Plumbing and Heating, Belzona Industrial Protective Coatings and Composites, Caledonia Fire Protection, Cimco Refrigeration, Coastal Drain Service (Roto-Rooter), Cornerstone Tile, J. Cross & Co, Ltd., Herold Engineering, Island Radio, Long Lake Physiotherapy, Miranda Construction, Nanaimo News Bulletin, Pepsico, Ryan Vending, Shaw Electrical Services, Tim Hortons, Vancouver Island University and Windley Contracting.

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Key Points

  • This yearly event takes place thanks to partnerships between the City of Nanaimo and various local businesses and is a way to say "thank you" to the community and give everyone, regardless of age, skating ability or economic circumstances, an opportunity to enjoy skating.
  • A Kinsmen Pancake Breakfast on December 27 from 9 am - 12 noon, sponsored by J. Cross and Company, Ltd and Nanaimo Kinsmen Club is free or by donation.


"It's going to be another great year for Winter Wonderland. Join us in Beban Park for five magical days filled with affordable family fun. We couldn't do it without the many generous partnerships."

Recreation Coordinator - Arenas
City of Nanaimo


Winter Wonderland 2018
Winter Wonderland 2018
Frank Crane Arena Transformed
Frank Crane Arena Transformed


Gary Paterson
Recreation Coordinator - Arenas
City of Nanaimo

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