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First to Skate Contest

August 8 - August 22

PoCo residents have until Aug. 22 to enter to win that opportunity at the grand opening festivities taking place Aug. 27 from 4 to 7 p.m.

The free community celebration will officially open Phase 1 of the 205,000-square-foot (19,000-square-metre) facility under construction in downtown Port Coquitlam, including two of the three planned ice arenas, Terry Fox Library, multi-purpose spaces and a licensed concession. A leisure pool and fitness centre will open by early 2020, rounding out Phase 1.

The Aug. 27 festivities will include free skating from 5:30 to 7 p.m. – kicked off with a ribbon-cutting and first skate by the 10 contest winners, Mayor and Council – along with entertainment, games, children’s activities, refreshments, full library services, giveaways, celebrity guests and more. Event-goers are encouraged to walk, cycle, take transit or carpool as parking in the area is limited.

Here’s how to enter:
• Follow the City’s Instagram or Twitter channel @cityofpoco
• Tag the post with #PCCCFirstSkate and tag two friends, or
• Share the Facebook event (www.facebook.com/portcoquitlam) and tag two friends
• Explain in your post why you’d like to be the first to skate on the new rinks.

Email submissions are also accepted at communications@portcoquitlam.ca open to Port Coquitlam residents of all ages who can skate, with one entry permitted per person (children under age 7 must be accompanied on the ice by a guardian 16 years or older on skates). The 10 winners will be contacted Aug. 23.


August 8
August 22
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