Finish your holiday break with great family fun at the RBC Skate in the Square Grand Opening in Downtown Oakville. The RBC Skate in the Square presented by the businesses of Downtown Oakville and the support of our generous sponsors is a fun and safe way for the whole family to spend time together. On Saturday there will be live music, tasty treats, fun activities, Olympians and skating from 11-1pm.
Olympians will be at the RBC Skate in the Square Grand Opening to celebrate the new rink in Downtown Oakville. Come down and meet Olympians Becky Kellar-Duke, Maria Jelinek and Don Jackson.
- Ice hockey gold medalist Becky Kellar-Duke represented Canada in 1998, 2002, 2006 and the 2010 Winter Olympics Games in Ice Hockey, winning three gold medals and one silver medal.
- Oakville resident and figure skater Maria Jelinek represented Canada with her brother at the 1960 Winter Olympic Games where they placed 4th. They are also the 1961 North American champions and the 1962 World Champions in figure skating.
- Don Jackson won a bronze medal in the 1962 Winter Olympics and landed the first ever triple lutz in competition, which also landed him a spot in the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame and the Order of Canada.
- Jeffrey Buttle represented Canada at the 2006 Winter Olympics and won a bronze medal for figure skating. He is also the 2008 world figure skating champion, Four Continents champion and a Canadian champion.
Here are some photos from the Media Event held in December. It was a rainy day in Oakville but that didn’t stop a large crowd from joining in the festivities – and waiting to meet Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier!
A list of the terrific sponsors who helped make this rink possible, including all the businesses of Downtown Oakville.
The Town Crier announcing the opening of the rink, along with Mayor Rob Burton.
The RBC Lion having fun with the kids.
Porsche, another sponsor on hand to open the rink.
Waiting in line for Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier!
The ultimate hot chocolate station, provided by Piazza Bistro in towne square.
The Toronto Maple Leafs own Jonathan Bernier with Porsche Oakville owner Francesco Policaro.
Downtown Oakville is a sophisticated shopping and cultural district noted for its inclusive retail mix, professional businesses and exceptional dining in picturesque Olde Oakville. It is home to more than 400 businesses, has a fascinating heritage, and is an art and entertainment destination. For more information please visit www.oakvilledowntown.com.