New North Surrey Sport and Ice Complex hosts first public skate

Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum (3rd from left) with councillors Brenda Locke, Doug Elford, Lauri Guerra, Allison Patton and Jack Hundial. Photo: City of Surrey

Drop-in skate programs are now open at the state-of-the-art facility

THE City of Surrey and Mayor Doug McCallum hosted the first public skate on Monday at the North Surrey Sport and Ice Complex, as the City announced the launch of drop-in skate programming at the new arena. 

“Today’s event is a fantastic demonstration of how recreation connects community,” said McCallum. “Our vision for this new arena is to increase recreation within the North Surrey area and create a strong sense of place where all ages and ability levels are active and engaged.  It is wonderful to see so many families come together today, as we celebrate the opening of drop-in programming at this new, state-of-the-art facility.”

The first public skate was held during the facility’s first Value Time, which give residents the opportunity to participate in programs at a discounted drop-in rate.  Value Times are offered at arenas across the City. 

The North Surrey Sport and Ice Complex has three sheets of ice, outdoor activity areas, multi-purpose room programming, rentals and food
services.  The Centre’s state-of-the-art fitness studio and weight room will open in January 2020. 

North Surrey Sport and Ice Complex opened on September 3 for user groups, such as hockey and figure skating clubs as part of the soft opening.
Monday marked the launch of drop-in programs, which includes public skating, stick and puck, and youth and adult recreational hockey.

A grand opening celebration is being planned for January 2020, once the fitness studio and weight rooms open.