Join the Sterling Heights Police Department and Sterling Heights Fire Department for “Sterling Winter Skate” on Saturday, Feb. 9.
At the event, officers and firefighters will be present to meet kids and families, take photos with the public as well as ice skate alongside them. Police and Fire vehicles will also be on-site for children to check out while hanging with their favorite police officer or firefighter.While encouraging patrons to check out the new Dodge Park Ice Rink, residents will also have the opportunity to support the Guardian Angels Medical Dogs charity — an effort lead by the Grosse Pointe Board of Realtors and DC3S to raise money ($25,000) to fund “Sterling” the dog to be donated to a veteran or first responder in need. Volunteers from the organizations will be present and accepting donations at the event.“This is an opportunity for the public to get to know their police officers and firefighters in a positive, fun environment while also having the chance to support a good cause,” said Fire Chief Chris Martin. “We hope to see great attendance at the event; if anything, it’s an excellent way to see the City’s beautiful new ice rink.”
Police Chief Dale Dwojakowski said a number of officers will be present, including the CORE team (Community Outreach and Engagement) as well as members of the newly formed Sterling Heights Police Department recreational hockey team.Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs is a 501c3 organization that pairs service dogs with veterans and first responders to mitigate the challenges associated with several disabilities, including: PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), Traumatic Brain Injury, seizure disorders, glucose imbalance, mobility issues and more. The City of Sterling Heights applauds the Grosse Pointe Board of Realtors and DC3S in their efforts to raise money for this great cause.Food trucks will be on-site with food and beverages available for purchase. Ice skating and skate rental during this event is free for everyone. Patrons can also bring their own skates. Skate sharpening is also available for $5. Cash, Master Card, Visa or Discover are accepted as payment.Any further questions can be directed to Community Relations at (586) 446-2470.