Rex and Santa

UCalgary Alumni Skate with Santa

Date: Dec. 3, 2022
Time: 12 – 5 p.m.
Location: Olympic Oval
Cost: Non-perishable food item for the SU Campus Food Bank

Skate with Santa is back!

Bring your whole family to this beloved UCalgary Alumni tradition to Skate with Santa on the fastest ice in the world.

There will be a variety of fun, active, family-friendly activities to enjoy including Frosty the Snowman’s Face Painting and the Grinch’s Obstacle Course. As a UCalgary grad, you and your family get to come for free!  

Don’t miss out on the fun!

Note: We highly encourage everyone to bring their own skates and helmets; however, a limited number of free rentals will be available for UCalgary grads and their family members. Helmets are mandatory for all skaters. 

Non-perishable food items for the Students’ Union Food Bank will be accepted in lieu of a charge for admission for alumni and their families. The SU Campus Food Bank provides a seven-day emergency food-relief service for those in the UCalgary community experiencing food insecurity including students, staff, faculty and alumni.  

Presented by the UCalgary Alumni Association and the Olympic Oval/Faculty of Kinesiology.

Alumni programs are made possible through the generous support of UCalgary Alumni Association partners TD Insurance and Manulife.


Five Activities — Get your Stamp Card

Five Activities — then Meet Santa

Play each Game and get your Skate with Santa Card stamped. After completing all 5 games - head over to the North Pole Ice and meet Santa Claus. Santa is at the Oval on Dec. 3rd only (he's very busy) from 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. He'll be skating with Kumi and Rex too!

Spin the Christmas Winter Wonderland Wheel and determine which activity you need to complete. It could be pushups, cycling, rowing, jumping jacks or crunches. After playing this game —  get your card stamped.

Get your face painted with your favourite Christmas designs and get your card stamped.

You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch! The Grinch is taking a break from Whoville and setting up an Obstacle Course at the Oval. He puts the mean in green. After participating in this activity —  get your card stamped.

Get in, jump around and get out. It's fun, fast and very festive. After, get your card stamped.

Skate around the Oval once and get your card stamped by one of our Skate Patrols.

Recreational Public Skating is part of Skate with Santa. You can join in on the games or simply enjoy an afternoon of skating without Jack Frost nipping at your nose.