Sensitive Santa Skate - This event has already occurred
Sunday, November 6, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex - Kiwanis Arena
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** This is a specialized event for people with a special need or disbaility.
Sensitive Santa Skate is an opportunity to skate with your friends and family and meet Santa in a sensory-friendly environment.
A picture of you, Santa and your group will be emailed to you after the event. To avoid long lineups, each participant will be provided with a window of time to meet Santa, and this info will be shared a week before the event.
Maximum of five additional guests to join the person who has registered (six people in total). If you wish to have more than six people in your group, please call 519-741-2200 ext. 7228.
To keep this event sensory-friendly and organized, we ask that each family register in advance. Space is limited so register early. If the program is full, please join the waitlist as it may move depending on demand.
Cost: $13.65 per group
To enter the arena, door #12 will be used as a direct link into the event space, which has parking right outside. There will be lots of space around the rink to get your skates on, along with changerooms. One changeroom will be a dedicated quiet space, and the lights will be dimmed in the arena. The rink will be accessible by wheelchair via the Zamboni entrance.
If you have any questions about the facility and the event regarding your accessibility needs, please call 519-741-2200 ext 7228.
PARKING AND TRANSIT
There is free parking available on-site.
Bike racks are located by door #13.
Grand River Transit (GRT) bus routes nearby:
- Route 8 stops on Weber St E and you will need to go down Borden Ave N to reach the Auditorium.
- iXpress 205 Weber/Borden will need to go down Borden Ave N.
- Route 2 stops near the Ottawa/Weber intersection, and you will need to go down East Ave to reach the Auditorium.
- Route 7 stops near King St and Borden – will need to go down Borden Ave N
A full refund will be given if you withdraw by October 23, 2022. For later cancellations, refunds will be given for special circumstances. Examples: COVID-19-related illness or exposure as approved by the program coordinator.
- No pucks, sticks or games permitted.
- Keeping pace - Avoid excessively fast skating and stopping (socializing), which could interfere with traffic flow.
- Shoes - No shoes allowed unless assistance is being provided to help tots to skate in the cordoned off area or during a family skating session.
- Skating aids - Skating aids are available on a limited basis (please see arena Ambassador). Strollers, chairs, toboggans and wagons not permitted.
- Wheelchairs/sledges - Wheelchairs, wheelchair skates and sledges are welcome on Municipal arenas and outdoor rinks. Individuals using these devices must travel in the same direction as the other skaters. Attendants/helpers are welcome to assist individuals however they must wear skates.
- Where there are admission charges to an arena for public skating, the attendant/helper is admitted at no-charge upon presentation of a PAL Card. To apply for a PAL Card and/or to reserve wheelchair skates and sledges, please contact 519-741-2220 ext. 7225 or TTY 1-866-969-9994
- Use of helmets: under 18 years of age must wear a helmet - for others it is recommended.
- Carrying of infants/children - Children must not be carried by any means (e.g. sitting on shoulders, being carried in arms or carried in equipment such as "snugglies" or in back packs).
- Sitting on boards - Patrons may not sit on the rink boards at any time.
- Figure skating - is permitted at the discretion of the arena attendant.
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For qeustions please call 519-741-2200 ext.7228.