City Hosts Arena Safety Week and Invites Residents to Celebrate with a Free Skate

Release date: 
February 3, 2020

The City of Kamloops will host its second annual Arena Safety Week February 3–9. Arena Safety Week will include hands-on opportunities to reinforce arena safety procedures that keep workers and the public safe.

During the week, City crews will participate in training simulations where they put their safety knowledge to the test.

“It’s imperative to continually reinforce the importance of arena safety procedures. Keeping our staff trained and prepared for the case of an emergency is a top priority,” said Jeff Putnam, the City’s Parks and Civic Facilities Manager.

In addition to staff training, a free public skate to celebrate Arena Safety Week is planned for Friday, February 7, 10:00 am–12:00 noon, at Sandman Centre, followed by free Fanboni rides from noon to 2:00 pm.

During the public skate, which is on a non-instructional day for students, residents will have the opportunity to take photos with the Zamboni and test their arena safety skills to be entered to win prizes. Everybody is welcome.