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Special Needs Residents Invited to “Skating with Santa” Event in Union County

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The Union County Board of County Commissioners invites residents with special needs and their loved ones to enjoy Skating with Santa, a free ice skating session and holiday party at the Warinanco Sports Center, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 10. A limited number of spaces are still available for the event.

The event is free to attend but pre-registration is required. To register, visit Union County’s secure registration page at

“Union County residents have been making holiday season memories at the Warinanco ice skating rink for generations. It’s a community tradition for all to enjoy, and we welcome our special needs families,” said Commissioner Chair Rebecca L. Williams.

“Skating with Santa is one of many recreational programs we provide throughout the year, to help ensure that enriching social activities are accessible and inclusive for everyone in the Union County community,” said Commissioner Sergio Granados, who serves as Liaison to the Human Services Advisory Board. “We are looking forward to a wonderful event that brings smiles to everyone who comes, and brings families together to skate with Santa during the holiday season.”

Presents will be provided to all children attending the event, courtesy of the Moving New Jersey Forward Foundation.

The event includes an appearance by Santa and light refreshments along with ice skating. Skate rental is also provided free of charge.

The Warinanco Sports Center is located at 1 Park Drive in Union County’s Warinanco Park, in Roselle.

Skating with Santa is a program of the Union County Office for Persons with Disabilities and Special Needs, under the Division of Individual and Family Support Services of the Union County Department of Human Services. The Office hosts seasonal events and recreational activities throughout the year.

For more information about activities and support services offered through the Office for Persons with Disabilities and Special Needs visit To contact the office, use the online form at 908-527-4807 or 4781.

For information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including free vaccination, free testing and other support services, visit General information about COVID-19 is available through the New Jersey Department of Health at

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