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The Fairmont Empress Skating Rink-Pre-Opening Day with ICO

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Innovative Communities.Org Foundation (ICO) is delighted to partner with The Fairmont Empress to launch the hotel’s first-ever skating rink on November 19, 2014. 

ICO’s participation will be marked by the invitation of local children on pre-opening day, who might not otherwise have the opportunity to enjoy the new skating rink at The Fairmont Empress Hotel. Not only will the children experience the joy of skating outdoors on a beautiful rink overlooking the Victoria Harbour, gold medal hockey Olympians Meaghan Mikkelson and Natalie Spooner will lead the children on an inaugural skate to celebrate the opening.

"We are honoured to be part of this historic event and look forward to providing children in the Victoria area with a wonderful and magical experience,” said John Mitchell, President and Chairman of Innovative Communities.Org Foundation.

“Our hope is to keep spreading happiness and positive changes while building lasting friendships within our community."

Innovative Communities.Org Foundation (ICO), a Canadian charitable organization operating worldwide, is founded on the premise that friends working together can harness the power of innovative ideas through the common goals of communities and volunteers around the world.

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