For many residents of Surrey, Stardust was a huge part of growing up in the city.
The former indoor public arena was once home to packed roller-blading sessions, disco lights, and of course, the Chicken Dance.
Stardust drew huge crowds for decades before having to close its doors in 2005.
Last September, reports surfaced that a $200 million, 50-storey education centre would replace the iconic site.
Before it closes down for good, one final skate will be held on Saturday, July 8th, 2017 at “Central City Arena” as it is known as now.
Weststone Group, the company that owns the property is looking to pay tribute to Stardust.
A series of free family skates, including one by donation skate, will take place throughout the day.
The first skate will begin at 12:00 p.m. with the last one beginning at 7:30 p.m. Moreover, only 113 tickets are available for each of the four skate times.
Tickets for the first four skates quickly sold out but organizers are considering adding a second date due to high demand.
Tickets for the 2016 Stardust Rink 80’s/90’s reunion party were also in high demand. So much so that tickets were being resold on Craigslist.
“Many people have very fond memories of skating or working at the Stardust location in Surrey. Whether it was attending a birthday party or just for something fun to do on a Friday or Saturday night”. says the event’s Facebook page. “It was “The” place for friends to get together and memories to be made”.
Three of the day’s skates will have free admission. The final skate will sell tickets for $5. Proceeds will go to Surrey Food Bank’s Tiny Bundles program.
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