Marty the Marmot teaching Alexys to skate in 2014. (Victoria Royals)

The spirit of Christmas is alive and well at Butchart Gardens, and this weekend, get ready for a little extra holiday cheer!

The Victoria Royals will be skating around the garden’s 5,000 sq. ft. rink, and fans can meet the WHL players and get autographs from their favourite team members!

To add to the excitement, Marty the Marmot will also be making an appearance on ice in addition to the team.

The team will be at Butchart from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m., but make sure you get there early because spaces are limited!

You can pick up tickets at the Visitor Centre when you arrive, and you’re welcome to bring your own skates or rent them at the rink.

The Royals are just returning from Kamloops after a heated 3 – 2 loss against the Blazers and can use some extra Christmas love.

Skate with the Victoria Royals at Butchart Gardens

  • When: Sunday, Dec. 9th, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Where: Butchart Gardens, 800 Benvenuto Ave.