Bring the community together
Community events coordinators love to see a plan come together. When you have the job of bringing the community together for fun/entertainment throughout the seasons it can be very rewarding building a successful event for all. Having the resources available can make the task easier to plan and execute so you as the coordinator can get creative!
Be successful with a bit of creativity
Winter community events can be a bit challenging for coordinators. They have got to create a good reason to entice people of all ages to get out of the warmth of their homes and into the great outdoors. While hibernating during the winter months is not healthy, providing options to get outdoors and have some fun can be positive for the community!
Community Rinks are a Perfect Place
Community rinks, outdoor or indoor, are a perfect option to encourage get together for public skating but also for more specific sporting events like pickup hockey, learning to skate sessions or private family and friend functions. People of all ages can participate in the events, whether on the ice or in the stands. It creates a positive reason to get together; for fun, to fine tune their skating skills whether limited or not, get some needed exercise and breathe in that fresh crisp air. Then there are also those who like to participate from the sidelines, through observing others’ talents young and old and sharing conversations with those they know or have just met. It’s a great way to meet people!
What makes it special
- Glittering lights
- Seasonal decorations
- Seasonal music that can be enjoyed by all; either piped in or performed by area artists
- Booths where all can purchase hot drinks, snacks and glow sticks, etc.
- Stand to donate used clothing or food items
- Photographer option
You’ll be well on your way to having a very successful community gathering. Remember Eventastic gives you the opportunity to upload and share photos on your community event page. It will be fun for everyone to view and share pictures from the public skate. Check out the picture below from our community skating rink.