Big crowd comes out to skate with Santa

About 150 people came out to the Andover YMCA/Community Center ice rink Sunday to skate with Santa Claus.

The fourth annual Skate with Santa event was one of the busiest that Cindy Ramseier can remember. She is the administrative assistant at the community center for the city of Andover and is in charge of organizing special events like this.

Santa Claus occasionally handed out small gifts to children on the ice rink of the Andover YMCA/Community Center. Photo by Eric Hagen

Santa Claus occasionally handed out small gifts to children on the ice rink of the Andover YMCA/Community Center. Photo by Eric Hagen

For an hour-and-a-half Sunday afternoon, parents guided their young children around the ice rink as more experienced skaters zipped around the more wide open areas of the rink.

If skaters wanted to take a break they could try bowling in one corner of the rink.

Always present was Santa Claus, who skated with the children and handed them small gifts.

Eric Hagen is at eric.hagen@ecm-inc.com

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