"This gives us the opportunity to reminisce on the message of the Every Child Matters Game, as well provide a space for our Blackfoot language to be displayed" - Siksika Nation Chief, Ouray Crowfoot
The Calgary Hitmen have partnered with Siksika Health Services to present the outdoor skating rink at Zoolights.
The skating rink is located on the west lawn and sits under a raised canopy of coloured lights. Access to the rink is free to anyone with a Zoolights ticket. Don’t own skates? Not to worry, as there will be complimentary rentals on site from KidSport Calgary.
The skating rink, located on the west lawn, will be co-branded between the Hitmen and Siksika Health Services and builds off their Every Child Matters Game. The inaugural event, held last season during a Hitmen game at Scotiabank Saddledome, was dedicated to indigenous youth empowerment through sport while celebrating the Blackfoot culture. It was also broadcast live in Blackfoot on the Windspeaker Radio Network.
Banners at the ZOOLIGHTS skating rink will celebrate the partnership including Blackfoot messaging.
Zoolights begins Friday November 20th and will be glowing for six consecutive weeks with the exception of Christmas Day until January 3, 2021.
We are honoured to partner with Siksika Health Services this holiday season to present the outdoor skating rink at @calgaryzoo's ZOOLIGHTS!— Calgary Hitmen (@WHLHitmen) November 20, 2020
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