Erin Wilson Program Manager with the City of Estevan Leisure Services Division hosted Bright Nights Fun Night on December 23rd from 6 – 8 pm at Affinity Place.
This event was an addition to a previous event called Twinkle 2K. It was a night to walk around the track that was decorated in Christmas lights and different themes. The addition to the new event this year was the Glow Skate at the same time the Twinkle 2K was happening. Erin Wilson, "So tonight is our bright lights fun night, we're excited to offer our first-time glow skate and our third time of decorating the track with different themes and exciting lights and just add a little sparkle to Christmas." The walkers circled the track that was decorated in a section with different themes in each section. Candy store, gold and glitter, Star Wars and underwater Christmas sections were lit up.
Wilson on how the idea came into effect, "So it really came about, as we had some cold winters and we wanted to be able to offer something that didn't depend upon the weather. That was just fun and family friendly, and good for all ages and skill level."
As for the turn-out Wilson says, "Overwhelming, so we had over 300 glow sticks and thought that would be enough and were out and trying to figure out how we can wrangle up some more. So it's been great, tonight was all about donations for KidSport, and again Estevan is nothing but generous. We're really happy with everything that's going on."
The Bright Lights Fun Night's proceeds go towards Kidsport Wilson adds, "Kidsport is a program that offers funding to families that just need a little extra help, it's expensive to get kids in sports. But we know how beneficial it is so we want to be able to do our share and help out."
The skaters were able to skate on the slightly darkened ice surface with glow sticks and view the different themes from a different angle!