The Casper Events Center is excited to announce the unveiling and grand-opening of the new sheet of ice, the “Wold Family Arena” at the Casper Events Center, on Saturday, December 13th.

This day-long community event kicks off at 9:00 a.m. with free photos with Santa. The official Dedication Ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m. The ceremony is to honor Mr. John Wold and the Wold Family for their generous contribution to the Casper community. The Dedication Ceremony will include addresses from Casper Mayor Paul Meyer, City Manager John Patterson, and Mr. John Wold. During this ceremony, the ribbon will be cut to officially open the ice to the community. A second session of free photos with Santa will begin at 10:30 a.m. 
Throughout the day, the public is welcome to participate in a variety of free activities. Free hotdogs, hot chocolate or coffee will be available to the public while supplies last. There will also be a variety of door prizes for the public.
The Casper Amateur Hockey Club will host ice hockey games and other events beginning at 11:00 a.m. The Casper Oilers high school varsity level team will take on the Rocky Mountain Moose at 2:15 p.m. 
There will be two sessions of public skating.  The Wold Family Arena at the Casper Events Center will host the annual “Skate With Santa” from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Historically the event has been held at the Casper Ice Arena. Limited sizes of skates will be available for free public use. The Casper Coyotes Hockey Team will be on site for special appearances and for public assistance with public skating and skate rentals.
The Casper Figure Skating Club will host their annual Winter Show at 6:00 p.m. Adult tickets are $5.00 and Students are $3.00. Tickets are available at the Casper Events Center Box Office or by phone at 800-442-2256
 
Complete schedule of the day’s events here:
9:00 a.m. -                             Doors Open to the Public
9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. -            FREE Photos with Santa for the public
10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. -          Ice Dedication Ceremony
10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. -          FREE Photos with Santa for the public           
11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. -          Casper Amateur Hockey Club Event
11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. -          Public Skating
1:00 p.m. -2:00 p.m. -             Casper Amateur Hockey Club Event
2:15 p.m. -3:15 p.m. -             Casper Oilers high school varsity level vs. Rocky Mountain Moose
3:30 p.m. -5:00 p.m. -             Public Skating - Skate with Santa
6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m. -             Figure Skating Show