Petrolia plans pandemic friendly skating


Petrolia residents will get a chance to enjoy some family skating over the Christmas holiday.

The Town of Petrolia is booking family skating slots starting today. Laurissa Ellsworth, director of marketing, arts and communication for the town, says the arena will be divided in two, and family bubbles – the people you live with – will be able to rent the ice for a half hour for $3 per person for up to 10 people. Each family can reserve just one slot per day.

Families can arrive 10 minutes before their ice time and leave as soon as possible.

Petrolia residents will have exclusive access to the family bubble skate time until Dec. 18. After that, the ice will be offered to Petrolia residents and those in surrounding communities.

Time slots will be on a first come, first served basis by emailing [email protected]

Ellsworth says the town wanted to come up with a way to allow family skate time over the Christmas season while respecting the pandemic protocols.

She adds town staff will be on duty cleaning between skates.

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