REPORTING · 4th January 2010
2009 was ending, 2010 beginning. With parties going on all around Kitimat, one special event was the New Year's Party at Tamitik and the Sam Lindsay Aquatic Centre: First Night.
“It’s the Annual Family First Night Celebration. Something that started about, this is the tenth night we’ve been running it, the first one goes back to the turn of the millennium and it’s continued to expand. It is an opportunity for families and young ones to go out for a free swim and a free skate and do some activities that they wouldn’t normally do at a public session and have a chance to win some great prizes on the way out and ring in the new year with their family as they leave so it’s a real fun family night,” said Shaun O’Neill, Recreational Program Director.
The Kitimat Pizza Factory was present at the pool selling slices of pizza and the Figure Skating Club opened the canteen for the skating.
Tamitik Arena was set up for shinny hockey on one side and public skating on the other. In addition, there was a shoot to win competition, similar to the contests at the Demons' games. The pool martial were on hand at the aquatic center to have games of diving for pennies, relay races and a cannonball competition.
A trivia question contest took place on the deck of the pool and the ice rink with prizes including a family pass for skating or swimming. As families were leaving, they were given a goodie bag that could have a number corresponding to one of 19 prizes.
“I’d like to thank all the people who came out to the event tonight, and hope they all had a good time and to those who didn’t come down, I hope to see you all down here next year,” said O’Neill.
Skating also took place at Tamitik arena for Hockey and free Skating
Antoine Denis and his mother Nathalie head over to the ice for skating