Free skat­ing part of healthy liv­ing pro­gram at Amherst Sta­dium

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Ice skat­ing is a great ac­tiv­ity to keep you ac­tive and fit and also pro­vides many health ben­e­fits! Skat­ing pro­vides a great aer­o­bic work­out, bet­ter bal­ance, im­proves joint flex­i­bil­ity, builds leg mus­cles, en­durance, and can be a stress reliever. Skat­ing is a fun and healthy ac­tiv­ity for all ages.

The Amherst Sta­dium pro­vides free recre­ational skat­ing as part of the town’s goal to be the most ac­tive, healthy com­mu­nity in Nova Sco­tia.

See the full sched­ule at Amherst.ca. Fig­ure skaters and hockey play­ers are on the ice daily gear­ing up for com­pe­ti­tions and tour­na­ments.

Com­ing up this week­end, Nov. 3 to 5, the Amherst Fig­ure Skat­ing Club is proud to part­ner with Skate Nova Sco­tia, host­ing the Skate Canada Sectionals for the Mar­itimes at the Amherst Sta­dium.

Many young, tal­ented skaters will de­scend upon Amherst and we en­cour­age you to come out and show your support for our skate com­mu­nity and vis­i­tors alike.

A full sched­ule is soon to be re­leased. Please stay tuned for up­dates via our town web­site or on our Amherst Recre­ation Face­book page.

On Nov. 11, our an­nual Re­mem­brance Day cer­e­mony will take place at the ceno­taph at Vic­to­ria Square at 11 a.m.

Cit­i­zens are en­cour­aged to come out and hon­our the men and women who sac­ri­ficed for our free­dom.

We are proud to an­nounce that the Vimy Oak has been re­placed and that we have planted our it next to town hall on the cor­ner of La­Planche and Vic­to­ria Street.

We were happy to plant this Vimy Oak with the as­sis­tance of a few le­gion mem­bers present, in­clud­ing vet­eran Jack Perry. This tree is not just an oak tree planted in a park. This tree rep­re­sents a legacy and has been planted in hon­our of the many sol­diers who fought in the bat­tle of Vimy Ridge.

There will be a ded­i­ca­tion cer­e­mony to com­mem­o­rate and hon­our the plant­ing of our Vimy Oak and its his­tory in hon­our of our sol­diers and vet­er­ans fol­low­ing the Re­mem­brance Day ser­vice on Nov. 11 at the plant­ing site.

Christmas is just around the cor­ner and we will kick off the sea­son on Nov. 17 with our an­nual light up cel­e­bra­tion at Vic­to­ria Square with mu­sic start­ing at 6 p.m. and the light up slated for 7 p.m.

On Nov. 18 the an­nual Christmas pa­rade will take place start­ing at 6 p.m.

This year’s theme for the pa­rade is 150 years of Spirit and Play.

To regis­ter a float for the Christmas pa­rade you can drop off an ap­pli­ca­tion at town hall.

On Sun­day, Nov. 19 our kick off to Christmas will con­tinue as the Tree for Bos­ton will ar­rive at the Amherst Su­per­store at 10:30 a.m.

Amherst Sta­dium will play host to some ex­cit­ing ex­hi­bi­tion hockey ac­tion on Fri­day, Dec. 8, as Canada West takes on Team Rus­sia as part of the World Ju­nior A Hockey Chal­lenge.

Game time will be 7:30 p.m., with doors open­ing at 6:30 p.m.

Tick­ets are now avail­able at Amherst town hall, Amherst Sta­dium, Maltby Sports and Crys­tal Cafe at Dayle’s Grand Mar­ket for $10/ticket.

Learn what is hap­pen­ing around the com­mu­nity by vis­it­ing amherst.ca for our free com­mu­nity events list­ing and fol­low us on Face­book and twit­ter.

If you have ques­tions, com­mu­nity events and in­for­ma­tion to share, email amher­strecre­ation@amherst.ca or call 902-667-6500.

Here is a taste of what’s hap­pen­ing around Amherst:

- CFTA presents an In­spi­ra­tional Evening With Ge­orge Canyon – Nov. 3

- Skate Canada Sectionals – Nov. 3-5 (Amherst Sta­dium)

- Re­mem­brance Day Cer­e­mony – Satur­day, Nov. 11 (Vic­to­ria Square)

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