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Metro Vancouver and the lower mainland area is full of amazing places for families to have fun together! Outdoor skating is a low cost, active, family-friendly activity so we are all for it! Visiting these local outdoor skiting rinks is an  incredible way to teach our children the importance of physical activity and trying something new together. Not to mention an appreciation for hot chocolate & post skating snack! Looking for more family fun this winter? Check out out 45 ideas for Winter activities in Metro Vancouver!

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1. Shipyard Skate Plaza | North Vancouver

The Shipyard Commons outdoor skate plaza is the region's largest outdoor skating rink. The rink is located on the waterfront at The Shipyards, and is set against the beautiful backdrop of downtown Vancouver and the North Shore mountains.

During seasonal operations, the skate plaza offers daily skating, as well as free helmets and skate aides. Those with their own skates skate for free.

The Skate Plaza is open daily, 1:00-8:00pm, until the end of February. Skate rentals (limited quantities) are available at a cost of $7 for adults, $5 for kids. Debit and credit card payments are accepted.

Note: snowfall may require brief closures of the ice for snow clearing or a full closure of the ice - get the latest updates on Facebook .

See more info HERE.
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2. Grouse Mountain | North Vancouver

Grouse Mountain is home to an 8,000-square foot ice skating pond – the only mountaintop outdoor skate pond in the Lower Mainland. Great for a fun family adventure or a romantic date – it’s time to lace up those skates for a spin in the fresh mountain air.

Ice skating on the outdoor rink is complimentary with a Mountain Admission Ticket or Annual Locals Pass. Skate rentals are available for all ages. 

See more info HERE.
photo credit: grousemountain.com

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3. Robson Square | Vancouver

This winter, renew a classic Vancouver tradition and enjoy some old-fashioned fun. Robson Square’s outdoor skating rink is open until the end of February, so celebrate winter in style with skating in the heart of downtown Vancouver. It’s a magical place to enjoy the winter season with your friends, family and loved ones.

No more cold skates and wet socks! Features of the Indoor Skate Rental and Café include a new skate dryer, lots of lockers to keep your stuff safe, and an outdoor patio with heaters. Skate rentals are available for $5 & ice cleats for $2, plus you can pay with VISA, Master Card, AMEX or Debit.

See more info HERE.
photo credit: robsonsquare.com

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4. Whistler Olympic Plaza | Whistler

Each winter a special ice skating rink opens in Whistler Olympic Plaza, where you can go ice skating in the heart of Whistler Village with views of the surrounding mountains, the Olympic Rings and thousands of twinkling, festive lights. Appropriate health and safety protocols have been implemented at this facility.

The rink is scheduled to open 11 AM – 8:30 PM until late March, and is weather dependent. Note that the ice is closed for maintenance from 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM & 5 PM – 6 PM.

Admission is $2 with your own skates and rentals are available for $9 including admission. Helmets and skate aids are available at no charge

See more info HERE.
photo credit: Whistler.com

5. Tsawwassen Springs | Tsawwassen

Skating on the Fairways is open daily from 12 - 8pm on weekends, and 4 - 8pm on weekdays, weather depending. Please call the Pro Shop at 604.948.4653 to find out if the rink is open. Admission is $4 per person (cash only), and there are no skate rentals available. CSA approved helmets must be worn.

See more info HERE.
photo credit: tsawwassensprings.com

6. Starlight Skating Rink | Harrison Hot Springs

The Starlight Skating Rink is located at 495 Esplanade Ave, Harrison Hot Springs,  at the boat launch parking lot. Regular hours of operation are Thursday to Monday from 1 - 9:pm, until February 20, 2023 (closed Christmas Day). Bring your own skates of pick up rentals for $8 for adult skates and $5.00 for child skates, and  $2.00 for helmets.

See more info HERE.
photo credit: harrisonhotsprings.ca

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