Skate with Burlington gold medalists Fast and Maltais at Appleby Ice Centre


Published March 14, 2022 at 10:49 am

If you ever wanted to share the ice with a pair of Olympic gold medalists, here’s your chance.

Burlington’s Emma Maltais and Renata Fast, both part of the Canadian women’s hockey team that won gold in Beijing, will be the guests of honour at a free public skate Wednesday, Mar. 16.

Mayor Marianne Meed Ward will be hosting a recognition event at 10:45 a.m. which will be followed by a 90-minute skating session at 11 a.m.

“We are so beyond proud of our two local gold-medal-winning Olympians – Renata Fast and Emma Maltais – and happy to be able to provide our community with the chance to come out and show these amazing athletes our support,” said the mayor.

“Renata and Emma are helping break barriers for women and it was amazing to see them both show the kind of talent and skill that Burlington and Canada have to offer on an international stage like the Olympics.”

The event is being held at Appleby Ice Centre, rinks 3 and 4, 1201 Appleby Line.

Pre-registration is required and masking will be required. To register for skating, visit the city website. Registration is not required for the recognition ceremony.

“We’re excited to have Emma and Renata be with us and to be an inspiration to the next generation of hockey players,” said Chris Glenn, the city’s director of Recreation, Community and Culture.

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