The Canal Park ice rink will host its first annual Polar Bear Skate on Friday night — to benefit veterans’ families. Skaters are asked to wear bathing suits, beach attire and “their own polar bear ideas,” according to information released by the Canal Park Development Association.
A portion of the proceeds for the event scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. will benefit the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, or TAPS. The Arlington-based nonprofit provides 24-hour support to people grieving the death of a loved one who served in the military.
The first 25 “Polar Bears” will receive a pair of sunglasses to match their summertime attire, CPDA said. The event is a take on “polar bear swim” events where participants sprint into freezing water.
Tickets to the Polar Bear Skate at 202 M St. SE cost $9 for adults, and $8 for children, seniors and members of the military. Skate rental costs an additional $4 per person.
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