By Ezra Black
The Leisure Services department teamed up with Fernie’s volunteer firefighters to open a public outdoor skating rink on the west lawn of the Fernie Courthouse grounds for the occasion.
Over 100 people braved frigid temperatures to skate with the Fernie Ghostriders and hobnob with Santa.
The occasion marked the first time the courthouse has been lit up with Christmas lights. The feat has never been attempted before for fear of damaging the building’s antique brick and slate, so the city illuminated the building with projectors.