Skatetown Ice Arena Celebrates 15-Year Anniversary | Fun
The Sacramento Valley’s premier indoor ice arena will celebrate its 15-Year Anniversary this Holiday Season.
Skatetown is a wonderful community asset that was built with no public funds and is thriving even in this difficult economy.
- Skatetown has two state-of-the-art NHL-sized ice surfaces.
- Over half a million guests “play” at Skatetown each year.
- 1,100+ adults and youth participate in hockey programs.
- 1800 tots, youth and adults are enrolled in our learning-to-skate programs.
- Hundreds of children celebrate their birthdays each year and get to ride the ice resurfacer and race around the ice on GoKarts.
- Churches, scout troops, businesses, schools and fraternities visit Skatetown to skate and play broomball.
- Skatetown employs close to 100 people during the peak season, many of which are first time employees. One of our missions is to train our employees how to be successful in business and life and we are proud to have accomplished that goal.
Today, Skatetown is considered an industry leader that provides world-class service, programs and an incredible employee training program. It is also home to numerous non-profit clubs including Capital Thunder Youth Hockey, Firefighters Hockey, Sacramento Lightning Sled Hockey, Pandora Women’s Hockey, Capital City Figure Skating, Sierra Storm Synchronized Skating, and the Wine Country Curling Club.
National/regional events hosted at the arena include Wounded Warriors sled hockey, U.S. Figure Skating Sectionals and Centrals, and youth hockey tournaments. Annual events include a Holiday Theater on Ice Spectacular Show, Summer Theater on Ice Show, Ice Skating Institute competitions, a U.S. Figure Skating showcase competition, hockey camps and a curling bonspiels. Skatetown has also hosted an on-ice wedding, several on-ice marriage proposals and a memorial service for a hockey player killed in action in Iraq along with an annual event in his memory. Jack, the hockey-playing chimpanzee was also spotted at the rink filming a TV commercial and training for his role in the movie MVP: Most Valuable Primate!
Holiday Season 15-year Anniversary Events:
- Special holiday public skating sessions, rain or shine! (see attachment)
- Brand new laser and disco light shows
- Themed skate parties: Winter Wonderland (Dec. 7&8), Dance Music/Light Show (Dec. 30&31), and Rock & Roll (Jan. 18&19)
- New young adult club-themed skate session every Saturday night from 7-10pm
- GoKarts on ice (drop-in sessions and birthday parties)
- Theater on Ice Spectacular Show, December 23 at 5:30pm
- Beginner skating classes for all ages starting Nov. 26, Dec. 26 and Jan. 23
- Beginner youth hockey classes starting Dec. 2 & Jan. 6
- Mini-Zamboni Kiddie Ride
Come help us celebrate 15 years and millions of smiles and memories of a lifetime!
Source: Susan Sweetser, Skatetown Ice Arena