THREE THINGS TO DO in #SurreyBC: Tea with grandma, ‘Winter Ice Palace’ skating and pre-teen dances

A guide to some go-to events happening in Surrey this week

The Winter Ice Palace at Cloverdale Arena.

1. A special “Grandma & Me Christmas Tea” promises to fill Guildford Recreation Centre with the Christmas spirit on Tuesday morning (Dec. 20). The event is a chance to celebrate the season with young grandkids – things like making a Christmas craft, decorating cookies and warming up with a cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate, with storytelling and a magic show also happening. And yes, grandpas are welcome to join the fun, too. For admission fees and other details, call 604-501-5100 and reference course code 4516944. More info is also posted at

2. Don’t forget that “Winter Ice Palace” skating sessions start Saturday (Dec. 17) at Cloverdale Arena, which offers a pond-like vibe until Jan. 2 – including on both Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Admission is $4.50, skate rentals are $3.25 and helmet rentals are $1.75. The arena is located at 6090 176th St., Surrey. For a detailed schedule and other info, call 604-502-6410 or click on

3. Have a kid who loves to dance? The City of Surrey is staging a number of Pre-teen Dances at recreation centres this month. “We have a great concession, awesome light shows, and music that you and your friends will love to dance to,” reads a post at “All pre-teen dances take place on Friday nights and are for kids ages 10 to 12 years old.” On the calendar are Dec. 16 dances at Fleetwood Community Centre and Newton Seniors’ Centre (which seems like a strange location for a pre-teen dance, but whatever). Admission is $5.25 in advance and $7.50 on day of dance. Call 604-501-5100 for details, or visit

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