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Keith Hodan | Tribune-Review - While Santa Claus was present, Isabella Scalfari, 2, of White Oak was busy ice skating for the very first time, at the Schenley Park Skating Rink in Oakland, Sunday, December 15, 2013. Helping Isabella balance were her grandparents, Diane, left, and Ken Dandar, also of White Oak. Santa Claus spent the afternoon skating with children and adults, and also listening to the Christmas wishes of the youngsters. This year cold temperatures brought out a large crowd for the holiday event as the ice provided a chance to ice skate and share in the winter wonderland.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Keith Hodan  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>While Santa Claus was present,  Isabella Scalfari, 2, of White Oak was busy ice skating for the very first time, at the Schenley Park Skating Rink in Oakland, Sunday, December 15, 2013.  Helping Isabella balance were her grandparents, Diane, left, and Ken Dandar, also of White Oak.  Santa Claus spent the afternoon skating with children and adults, and also listening to the Christmas wishes of the youngsters. This year cold temperatures brought out a large crowd for the holiday event as the ice provided a chance to ice skate and share in the winter wonderland.
Keith Hodan | Tribune-Review - Cara Crawford, 7, of Penn Hills has her photograph taken with Santa Claus at the Schenley Park Skating Rink in Oakland, Sunday, December 15, 2013. Cara is hoping Santa leaves a NABI (a computer tablet for children) under her Christmas tree. Santa spent the afternoon skating with children and adults, and listening to the Christmas wishes of youngsters. This year cold temperatures brought out a large crowd for the holiday event as the ice provided a chance to skate and share in the winter wonderland.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Keith Hodan  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Cara Crawford, 7, of Penn Hills has her photograph taken with Santa Claus at the Schenley Park Skating Rink in Oakland, Sunday, December 15, 2013. Cara is hoping Santa leaves a NABI (a computer tablet for children) under her Christmas tree. Santa  spent the afternoon skating with children and adults, and listening to the Christmas wishes of  youngsters. This year cold temperatures brought out a large crowd for the holiday event as the ice provided a chance to skate and share in the winter wonderland.
Keith Hodan | Tribune-Review - Melissa Shelbert, 7, of Highland Park visits with Santa Claus at the Schenley Park Skating Rink in Oakland, Sunday, December 15, 2013 for the annual Citiparks Skate with Santa event. Melissa asked Santa for a life-sized Komodo Dragon, and also a life-sized unicorn, and several other 'life-sized' animals.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Keith Hodan  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Melissa Shelbert, 7, of Highland Park visits with Santa Claus at the Schenley Park Skating Rink in Oakland, Sunday, December 15, 2013 for the annual Citiparks Skate with Santa event. Melissa asked Santa for a life-sized Komodo Dragon, and also a life-sized unicorn, and several other 'life-sized' animals.
Keith Hodan | Tribune-Review - Shigaku Hirai, 6, of Shadyside skates with Santa Claus at the Schenley Park Skating Rink in Oakland, Sunday, December 15, 2013. Shigaku also asked Santa for a gold bracelet for Christmas this year during the Citiparks annual Skate with Santa event. Santa Claus spent the afternoon skating with children and adults, and listening to the Christmas wishes of the youngsters. This year cold temperatures brought out a large crowd for the holiday event as the ice provided a chance to skate and share in the winter wonderland.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Keith Hodan  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Shigaku Hirai, 6, of Shadyside skates with Santa Claus at the Schenley Park Skating Rink in Oakland, Sunday, December 15, 2013. Shigaku also asked Santa for a gold bracelet for Christmas this year during the Citiparks annual Skate with Santa event. Santa Claus spent the afternoon skating with children and adults, and listening to the Christmas wishes of the youngsters. This year cold temperatures brought out a large crowd for the holiday event as the ice provided a chance to skate and share in the winter wonderland.
Keith Hodan | Tribune-Review - Santa Claus uses skates instead of his sleigh to get around at the Schenley Park Skating Rink in Oakland, Sunday, December 15, 2013 during the annual Citiparks Skate with Santa event.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Keith Hodan  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Santa Claus uses skates instead of his sleigh to get around at the Schenley Park Skating Rink in Oakland, Sunday, December 15, 2013 during the annual Citiparks Skate with Santa event.
Keith Hodan | Tribune-Review - Dana Mszyco, 6, of Greenfield has her photograph taken with Santa Claus at the Schenley Park Skating Rink in Oakland, Sunday, December 15, 2013 during the annual Citiparks Skate with Santa event. Dana is hoping Santa will leave some computer games under her tree this year.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Keith Hodan  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Dana Mszyco, 6, of Greenfield has her photograph taken with Santa Claus at the Schenley Park Skating Rink in Oakland, Sunday, December 15, 2013 during the annual Citiparks Skate with Santa event. Dana is hoping Santa will leave some computer games under her tree this year.

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Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, 6:12 p.m.
 

About 250 people filled the Schenley Park Skating Rink on Sunday for the annual Citiparks Skate with Santa event.

Santa Claus spent the afternoon skating with children and adults, and listening to the Christmas wishes of youngsters at the Oakland rink.

This year cold temperatures brought out a large crowd for the holiday event as the ice provided a chance to skate and share in the winter wonderland.

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