Make It a Family Affair at Free Swim and Skate

Family Day is Monday, February 8 and thanks to the support of the Comox Valley McDonald’s restaurants, families can enjoy a free everyone welcome swim and skate at the Comox Valley Regional District’s (CVRD) sports and aquatic centres. 

The free swim runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the CVRD’s aquatic centre, 377 Lerwick Road in Courtenay. The free skate takes place from 1:15 to 3:15 p.m. at the CVRD’s sports centre, 3001 Vanier Drive in Courtenay. 

“Family Day is a great opportunity to spend quality time with your loved ones, and why not make the time spent together doing something fun and active,” said CVRD’s recreation services manager Jennifer Zbinden. “We are thrilled to partner with the local McDonald’s to be able to provide this opportunity.” 

Staff from the local McDonald’s will be generously providing light refreshments at both facilities. It’s recommended to come early as free skate rentals are limited.


Shown from left to right are Comox Valley McDonald’s owners Jess and Stuart Aldred, presenting funds to Robyn Butler, CVRD’s marketing specialist.

The Comox Valley Regional District is a federation of three electoral areas and three municipalities providing sustainable services for residents and visitors to the area. The members of the regional district work collaboratively on services for the benefit of the diverse urban and rural areas of the Comox Valley.

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Media Contacts:
Jennifer Zbinden
Manager of recreation services
Comox Valley Regional District
Tel: 250-334-2527, ext. 302

Robyn Butler
Marketing specialist
Comox Valley Regional District
Tel: 250-334-9622, ext. 224