The Ducks celebrated the grand opening of THE RINKS - Westminster ICE
on Wednesdaywith a special holiday event to benefit the Anaheim Ducks Toy Drive, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Garden Grove and Long Beach, along with athletes from the Special Olympics Southern California.
Wednesday’s event was highlighted by a holiday public skate free of charge for those who brought a new, unwrapped toy for the Anaheim Ducks Toy Drive. More than 800 toys were brought in during the event.
Along with admission to the holiday skate, each person with a toy donation also received a ticket voucher good for an upcoming Ducks home game (limit one voucher per person), and had the opportunity to meet Ducks players Ryan Getzlaf
and Jonas Hiller
. The players were on hand prior to the public skate to accept donated toys and later signed autographs and posed for pictures
“We are pleased to be able to add Westminster ICE to our program,” said Art Trottier, General Manager of The Rinks-Anaheim ICE & Westminster ICE. “We feel this is an ideal location for skaters of all ages to participate in the sport of hockey.”
Westminster ICE was added to the THE RINKS development program last August, joining locations in Anaheim (THE RINKS - Anaheim ICE), Corona (THE RINKS - Corona Inline) and Huntington Beach (THE RINKS - Huntington Beach Inline). With Westminster ICE, the Ducks now operate four local skating facilities, consisting of two ice rinks and two inline facilities.
THE RINKS - Westminster ICE is located at 13071 Springdale St., just off the 22 and 405 freeways in Westminster, providing ideal access from all parts of Orange County. In addition to its youth and adult hockey programs, THE RINKS - Westminster ICE offers figure skating, a learn-to-skate program, broomball and public skating. For information on THE RINKS program, visit www.The-Rinks.com.