Boxing Day

Find a great deal, skate for free (skates included!), take a selfie with some famous Canadians, and take a spin to win.

Boxing Day in the Dimond Center promises some serious fun for the day after Christmas!

Boxing Day

Originating in the United Kingdom and celebrated primarily in countries that were once part of the British Empire, Boxing Day has an indeterminate history etymologically. A popular theory dates back to the 1800s where the first weekday after Christmas was observed by providing gratuities known as “Christmas-Boxes” to postmen and various other errand and servant positions. The “Christmas-box” itself originated in England during the 17th century.

Today, Boxing Day has become much like Black Friday in the United States, a day for shopping and large discounts. Following in the footsteps of Black Friday, these sales have expanded in recent years to encompass more than a single day. It is also a big day for sports in the United Kingdom, where soccer and rugby have become part of the tradition, while other countries have incorporated Hockey and even professional boxing.