Holiday skating at Frank Crane Arena

11 days of skating for only $2 admission/session


The City of Nanaimo's Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture is pleased to bring a special holiday skating schedule to Frank Crane Arena from December 21, 2020 to January 1, 2021. Each session is only $2 thanks to a variety of community and business sponsors who want to say "thank you" to Nanaimo citizens and bring some affordable fun to families.

These skating sessions will follow COVID-19 protocols by requiring pre-registration up to 72 hours in advance and will be limited to 40 participants to allow for physical distancing.

Sponsors include: Coca Cola, Shaw Electrical Services, Cross & Company CPA, Cimco, Caledonia Fire Protection Ltd., Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo News Bulletin, Island Radio (Wave/Wolf), Archie Johnstone Plumbing & Heating Ltd., Lions Club of Nanaimo, Brand Express, Knappett Industries, Take a Load Off Moving, Windley Construction Ltd., Miranda Construction Ltd., Herold Engineering, Long Lake Physiotherapy, Cornerstone Tile, Madill, Rochester Midland, MJR Tree Service, DP Perks Group and Coastal Community Credit Union.

Link to Strategic Plan: Providing low-cost skating sessions supports livability in the community.

Key Points

  • This special Holiday Skating Schedule is held from December 21, 2020 to January 1, 2021.
  • This holiday skating schedule is offered to all residents at only $2 admission thanks to many generous community and business sponsors.
  • Skating sessions will follow COVID-19 safety protocols to keep participants healthy and safe.


"We are excited to be able to offer 11 days of a special holiday skating session where admission is only $2 per session for everyone. We are grateful to our many sponsors who have made this possible and who have committed to bringing some affordable fun to Nanaimo's citizens over the holiday season."

Recreation Coordinator - Arenas
City of Nanaimo

Quick Facts

  • All sessions must be booked in advance up to 72 hours either online, by phoning 250-756-5200 or by visiting one of our recreation centres.


Gary Paterson
Recreation Coordinator - Arenas
City of Nanaimo

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