Skate With Santa, visit Santa’s Workshop Dec. 15 at Carlson Ice Arena

Staff Report

Rockford Park District’s Carlson Ice Arena will host the annual Skate With Santa public ice skating session from 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 15.

The family-friendly fun will include free skating lessons, prize drawings, pictures taken with Santa ($2 per photo) and holiday music by a DJ.

Admission including skate rental is $5; children ages 2 and younger are admitted free. (Discount coupons not accepted for this event.) Adapted equipment is available for skaters with disabilities.

Sapora Playworld becomes Gingerbread World — Santa’s Workshop from noon to 5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 15, where children ages 1-12 can play all afternoon, join in holiday games, arts and crafts, cookie decorating, and have their pictures taken with Santa ($2 per photo). The three-story indoor playground is inside Carlson Ice Arena, 4150 N. Perryville Road, Loves Park, Ill. Admission is $5 for children ages 3-12, $2 for ages 1-2. (Discount coupons not accepted for this event.)

Special Skate ’N Play offer — attend both the skating and Playworld special events Dec. 15 for $7 per person.

For more information, visit or call Carlson Ice Arena at (815) 969-4069 or Sapora Playworld at (815) 969-4082. For information about accessibility for people with disabilities, call (815) 987-8800.

From the Dec. 12-18, 2012, issue

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