North Peace Savings Sponsors Free Skate

Fort Nelson Residents Skate for Free on Saturdays, thanks to North Peace Savings and Credit Union

FORT NELSON, BC, February 15, 2013 - Every family in Fort Nelson can make memories on ice for the rest of winter, thanks to a donation from North Peace Savings and Credit Union (NPSCU). Starting February 22nd, Fort Nelson’s Northern Rockies Regional Recreation Centre arena will open its skating rink to the public free of charge every Saturday this season, with the cost of tickets covered by NPSCU.

Recognizing the positive impact that affordable, accessible recreation has on a community, NPSCU decided to make a donation equal to ticket costs every Saturday until the end of the season, so everyone can access the arena on its most popular day of the week. 

"North Peace Savings wants to help provide a fun activity that people of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds could participate in," says NPSCU's Fort Nelson branch manager, Nolan Hill. "We're all about community, so we're providing something that will build a sense of community for all Fort Nelson residents."

Coinciding with the kick-off of this community-building initiative, NPSCU will sponsor FSJ Minor Hockey league’s pre-novice tournament in Fort St. John on February 23rd – 24th. Teams from all over North-Eastern BC and North-Western AB will go home wearing a tournament toque from North Peace Savings—regardless of whether or not their team placed well in the tournament—as a reminder of their time.


North Peace Savings and Credit Union is a full-service financial organization offering banking, commercial, investment and insurance products. Located in Northeast British Columbia, North Peace Savings has proudly served the north for over 65 years and is committed to the social, economic  and environmental well-being of the communities in which it operates. NPSCU has four branches, a financial planning office, over 11,000 members and was recently recognized for the 3rd consecutive year as the People’s Choice winner of “Best Financial Institution”.