Opening on December 20th, 2016 ~ the Victoria Park skating rink had one of its most successful years to date.  Although the beautiful weather played a part in this success, it has been the over 5,000 visitors of all ages, backgrounds and skill sets who truly made this small rink in our Downtown park truly come to life.  Whether it was their first time on skates or they were a rink regular, it has been these amazing people (from all over the World) who showcased what makes our City and our community so revered for our caring and compassionate nature.  We hope you enjoy these “Rink Stories” and can’t wait to have you join us all again next Winter.

* A special thank-you to the City of Regina Parks Department for helping maintain and flood the rink (even on the darkest days and in the coldest temperatures) *

KURTIS BALON: The King of Kindess

For many people, the experience of visiting the Victoria Park skating rink was always a positive and memorable one. This is thanks to the tireless hard work and dedication of our Rink Ambassadors such as Kurtis Balon “The King of Kindness”.   Whether he was engaging with at risk youth, sharing a laugh with a rink regular, collecting these “Rink Stories” or tying a small child’s skates – Kurtis ALWAYS did it with a smile on his face.  A thoughtful and passionate Ambassador, Kurtis remembered every single visitors name and they (in turn) remembered him.  You couldn’t visit the Victoria Park rink without being affected by Kurtis’s infectious attitude and personality.

CBC reporter, Tory Gillis said it best on Twitter, “What a pleasure to come skate here today. Kudod to the staff who remembered all the kids names and their favourite skates!”

THANK YOU Kurtis and all of our rink staff: Nelson, Fred, Tracey, Kerri and Daniel!

DEC. 29-31, 2016

RINK STORIES: Newlyweds Scott & Megan

This beautiful couple, Scott and Megan McLachlan, got married today and had pictures taken around...
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RINK STORIES: Annabelle & Brooke

Friends Annabelle and Brooke came for a skate over the holidays. They hadn't skated for awhile and...
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RINK STORIES: Maria & Bobu

Maria (left) and Bobu (right). Bobu came for her first skate today and did great! She and her...
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RINK STORIES: Jorge & family

Jorge, Laura (back); Hannah, Yael, Noa (front)...spending time in Regina and southern Saskatchewan...
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RINK STORIES: Rishu & family

Left to right: Rishu, Ursula, Marcel, Lileah. Rishu lives in Regina while Ursula, Marcel and...
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RINK STORIES: Jojo and Anika

Meet Jojo from the French Alps and his daughter Anika.  They learned to skate with help from...
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RINK STORIES: Damon, Creeden, Arlee and friends

From left to right on top picture: Kurtis of RDBID, Damon, Creeden, Arlee, Daylon, Cadence,...
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RINK STORIES: Jamilah and Ammama

Jamilah and Ammama have been skating at the rink for the last few years and always brighten the...
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RINK STORIES: The Haidey family

This super nice family came for a skate and brought a donation of skates to the rink. We had a...
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RINK STORIES: David, Helen, Byron & Celia

David (left), Helen, Byron and young Celia have skated at the rink a handful of times already this...
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RINK STORIES: Leia, Serge & family

Leia Laing (mother), Serge Cloutier (father), Amelie (daughter - accent ague over the e), and...
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RINK STORIES: Daniel Parker and Jesse Ziegler

Daniel Parker (left) and Jesse Ziegler from Vibank, Saskatchewan. Two cool young men who were...
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RINK STORIES: The Greaves family

The Greaves family from Regina and Prince Albert...delightful family, so fun and kind. After...
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RINK STORIES: Anya and Leah Cyr

Anya Cyr and daughter Leah Cyr from Regina enjoying another skate. The whole family has visited...
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JAN. 2-13, 2017

RINK STORIES: CHANDAN & FAMILY

Chandan and Amrit brought their wonderful family downtown to Victoria Park Rink.  They chatted...
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RINK STORIES: DAWN & MIKAYLA

  Dawn and her daughter Mikayla joined us at Victoria Park Rink on a sunny afternoon. It was...
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RINK STORIES: Luther College

Regina Downtown would like to thank Holly for bringing a group of students who stay at the Luther...
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RINK STORIES: Abdul

Abdul moved to Canada to study at the University of Regina.  Recently, he visited Victoria Park...
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RINK STORIES: Anna & Elsa

Regina Downtown would like to give a big thank you to Anna and Elsa for coming to skate at...
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RINK STORIES: Spider-man!

You never know what can happen at Victoria Park rink in downtown Regina.  Spider-man came for a...
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RINK STORIES: Jaspreet & Nilesh

Picture: Jaspreet Kang (left) and Nilesh Patel (right) Friends Jaspreet and Nilesh have set a...
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RINK STORIES: Matt & Emma

When Matt traveled from California to visit Emma here in Regina, they came to Victoria Park rink...
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RINK STORIES: Grandma Lynn

Lynn and her granddaughters Brie, Arraya and Verra have visited Victoria Park rink in downtown...
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RINK STORIES: Qafia & Jonathan

  Picture: Qafia (left) and Jonathan (right) This charming couple skated a few times over the...
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RINK STORIES: Jogdand family

Meet the Jogdand family who moved to Canada in May of 2015 and are excited to try new winter...
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JAN. 19-FEB. 7, 2017

RINK STORIES: Estela & Angel

Estela Balbuena brought her daughter Angel Alexandrea to skate at Victoria Park rink one sunny...
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RINK STORIES: Uncle Darryl

Picture: Darryl (back), Amirah (front left) and Kaydence (front right) Darryl is a very special...
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RINK STORIES: ARUN & FRIENDS

  Picture (left to right): Arun, Vamshi, Joy and Shiva Arun, Vamshi and Shiva are originally...
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RINK STORIES: CLEO & AYA

Cleo and her daughter Aya joined us at Victoria Park Rink on a sunny Sunday.  Aya was learning how...
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RINK STORIES: ANASTASIYA & ILIAS

Ilias and Anastasiya recently moved to Canada from Greece and have been embracing the experience. ...
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RINK STORIES: LYNDSEY & FAMILY

Picture (left to right): Gavin, Lyndsey, Ravin and another group of skaters Lyndsey, Gavin and...
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RINK STORIES: LAURENT & FAMILY

Laurent and his sons Leon (3 years old) and Moritz (1 year old) came for a skate at Victoria Park...
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RINK STORIES: GEN & FRIENDS

On a frosty Saturday afternoon Gen, Sharmaine, Jazmin, Aivan and Charisse braved the cold...
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RINK STORIES: MINSOO & FAMILY

The Kim family traveled from Dysart and spent part of a Sunday afternoon at Victoria Park Rink. ...
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RINK STORIES: JACLYN & FAMILY

Picture: Skye (back left), Jaclyn (back right), Tanis (front left), Macy (front middle), Marissa...
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RINK STORIES: MEHARI

Mehari moved to Canada four months ago to study at the University of Regina and recently skated...
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RINK STORIES: JESSICA & JESSE

This wonderful couple visited Victoria Park Rink on a sunny winter day. Jessica was an excellent...
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FEB. 8-MAR. 5, 2017

RINK STORIES: Mariana & Gabriela

Picture: Mariana (left) and Gabriela (right) Gabriela is from Mexico and is studying business at...
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RINK STORIES: Paul & Jacoby

Paul brought Jacoby to Victoria Park rink to try skating for the first time.  Jacoby did very well...
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RINK STORIES: Phoebe & Family

  Phoebe and her wonderful family have skated previously at Victoria Park rink, and on this...
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RINK STORIES: Asher & Family

Asher and his family visited Victoria Park rink on a sunny Sunday afternoon in January and he...
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RINK STORIES: Kassandra, Mio & Kaitlyn

  Picture (left to right): Kassandra, Mio and Kaitlyn Mio, Kaitlyn and Kassandra had a nice...
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RINK STORIES: Asad & Friends

Picture (left to right): Asad, Sweetha, Aneeqa and Sriram Victoria Park rink has been visited by...
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RINK STORIES: Vincent, Chantal & Family

Picture (left to right): Nitanis, Chantal, young Vincent, big Vincent and Nikosis Vincent and...
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RINK STORIES: Olver Family

This season we have had many multi-generational family visits to Victoria Park rink.  It has been...
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RINK STORIES: Valerie & Bella

  Picture: Valerie (left) and Bella (right) When she first visited Victoria Park rink at the...
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RINK STORIES: Kuclong & Family

  Picture (left to right): Kuclong holding Alek, Jennifer, Salma and Tatianna This wonderful...
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RINK STORIES: Andrew & Estrella

Andrew and Estrella have skated multiple times in downtown Regina this season.  Estrella's lovely...
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RINK STORIES: U of R International Students

A group of students who are attending the University of Regina for a semester, as a study abroad...
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RINK STORIES: The Winch Family

  Aaron Winch and his daughter Cabri have skated multiple times at Victoria Park rink.  They...
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RINK STORIES: Jamie & Kyle

Jamie and Kyle looked sensational as they whirled around the ice, skating together and smiling...
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RINK STORIES: Carlos Pinto

Carlos Pinto from Mexico has skated multiple times at Victoria Park rink while he is working in...
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RINK STORIES: Christian Youth for the Nation

The Christian Youth for the Nation (CYN) of Saskatchewan visited Victoria Park rink in downtown...
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RINK STORIES: Christine & Ilyasah

Pictured: Christine (left) and Ilyasah (right) Christine has skated previously at Victoria Park...
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