Santa calling: A number of kids out playing shinny surrounded Santa at the outdoor Scott Seaman Sports Rink during the Canada 150 free skating day Dec. 10.

PHOTOS: Canada 150 ice skate celebration

Ponoka and area residents came out in droves for the free skating and food on Dec. 10

By Jordie Dwyer

Ponoka and area residents came out in droves for the free skating and food on Dec. 10

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Hockey gift: A number of kids out playing shinny got a gift Santa at the outdoor Scott Seaman Sports Rink during the Canada 150 free skating day.

Fun skate: The small rink at the Ponoka Culture and Recreation Complex was filled with skaters and a few playing tag with some Ponoka Stampeders players at the Canada 150 free skating day Dec. 10. The event, which also included shinny outdoors, a bonfire and free cake, was hosted in recognition of the Canada 150 infrastructure grant that helped pay for upgrades to the recreation complex. Photos by Jordie Dwyer

Learning opportunity: The small rink at the Ponoka Culture and Recreation Complex was filled with skaters and those just starting out at the Canada 150 free skating day Dec. 10. The event, which also included shinny outdoors, a bonfire and free cake, was hosted in recognition of the Canada 150 infrastructure grant that helped pay for upgrades to the recreation complex. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

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