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On Ice at The Fairmont Empress!

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On November 20, 2014 The Fairmont Empress launched their inaugural skating rink. Located on the hotel's front lawn, the skating rink adds to one of a kind winter playcation in Victoria, BC for hotels guests, visitors to Victoria and residents alike.

Approximately 60’ x 90’, the covered rink offers public skating 5 pm-9 pm weekdays and 1 pm to 9 pm weekends. Skate rentals, Skate ‘n Date nights and Family Skate are some of the ways to enjoy the tradition of winter skating. For groups there are Office Skates, Holiday Parties on Ice, and Break + Skate meeting options. Special seasonal festivities include Sunday Skates with Santa, and Christmas Eve Skating with the Elves, hot cocoa and cider. The cost is $10 per person, $5 for children aged 10 and under and rentals are available at $5 per pair. For more information on special group prices and private parties, please call 250 995 3668 or visit the website at

The new hotel owners, Nat and Flora Bosa, presented the rink as an early Christmas gift to the residents and visitors to Victoria as part of the renovation plan that is currently being developed. "The holidays are always a special time for our team at The Fairmont Empress and our new skating rink will add to the magic,” explains Don Fennerty, general manager of the hotel. “We hope that everyone will make it part of their tradition and drop by for a skate.”

The rink is open to January 18, 2015.


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