PLAYKamloops received $10,800 from the Kamloops Sports Legacy Fund to purchase skates, skate guards, helmets and cleaning materials. Skates are available for rent at the arena — located at Highland Rd. — for $3 during public skating. Valleyview Arena takes cash only. Guests are encouraged to bring a helmet with them and are reminded they are mandatory for children under the age of 13. A limited selection of helmets is available for use, for free, for those who do not own one.
Rentals are available on a first-come, first-served basis. There are 57 pairs of skates in total — 37 pairs of hockey skates ranging in size from youth size 8 to adult size 12, and 20 pairs of figure skates, ranging in size from junior size 1 to adult size 8.
Public skates at Valleyview Arena are Wednesdays, 5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.; and Sundays, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. until mid-March.