Free ice skating returns to Downtown Vancouver’s only outdoor rink

Hard to believe, but it’s time to think about one of Vancouver’s favourite things already: Free ice skating in the heart of downtown at Robson Square.

The wintry fun is right around the corner, with a start date set for Sunday, Dec. 1. The rink will be open for free ice skating for all ages and abilities until Feb. 29 – and they’re open on holidays, too.

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While there is no cost to get on the rink, if you don’t have your own skates to lace up, there are cash-only rentals for $5 a pair. Skate rentals close 30 minutes prior to rink closing time.

This season, the Robson Square skating rink will be open Sunday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Holiday hours are as follows:

  • Christmas Eve – Dec. 24: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Christmas Day – Dec. 25: Noon to 5 p.m.
  • Boxing Day – Dec. 26: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • New Year’s Eve – Dec. 31: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • New Year’s Day – Jan.1: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Heads up, skaters: Warm weather means warm ice, so the rink may need to close at times due to conditions. Check the Robson Square website or call their hotline at 604-646-3554 for closure information.

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