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In Events, Evergreen, Family Attractions, Fun, Outdoor Adventures, Seasonal Guides, by Angela SantoroLeave a Comment

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. Masks are mandatory on the ice. Skating is very popular, check the capacity here before you go. 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 or Twitter .

See more info HERE.
photo: healthyfamilyliving.com

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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, 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.

NEW this season: Indoor Skate Rental and Café. No more cold skates and wet socks! Features 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 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 from November 26, 2021 until late March 2022* 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 $8 and this includes admission. Helmets and skate aids are available at no charge

See more info HERE.
photo credit: Whistler.com

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