Free Ice Skating Returns to Vancouver’s Robson Square

The Robson Square Ice Rink during the 2010 Olympics. Photo credit: Tim Shields | Flickr

The Robson Square Ice Rink during the 2010 Olympics. Photo credit: Tim Shields | Flickr

One of the best deals for holiday fun in Vancouver is back.

The Robson Square Ice Rink reopens for its 2014-2015 season on Dec. 1. Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, the covered rink offers free iceskating and $4 skate rentals (If you don’t skate, you can also rent special ice cleats for just $2).

So just how good of a deal is that? Let’s compare Vancouver’s Robson Square with another world-famous inner city ice rink, New York’s Rockefeller Plaza.

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Free Ice Skating Returns to Vancouver’s Robson Square

Etsy Canada to host offline pop-up market at Robson Square

Love My Local will be selling their province-themed cheeseboards at Etsy: Made in Canada

Love My Local will be selling their province-themed cheeseboards at Etsy: Made in Canada

When it comes to online shopping for homemade, vintage and offbeat goodies Etsy has the internet market cornered.

Part virtual craft fair, part uber-searchable catalogue, Etsy the internet home to artists, crafters, collectors and artisans around the globe, including Canada.

Founded in 2005 and calls Brooklyn, NY home. Etsy has over 1 million active shops, 26 million items listed and had $1.35 billion in sales in 2013. If you search for ‘Made in Canada’, Etsy says there are 17,072 items labelled such. Small batch crafts, it seems, are a big deal.

On September 27, Etsy vendors from the Vancouver area will go offline at the Etsy: Made in Canada pop-up. The event takes place at Robson Square from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The pop-up marketplace is part of a cross-Canada celebration of the Canuck Etsy community. Similar markets are popping up in 23 cities from Quebec to B.C. More than 65 vendors are selling everything from honey to jewellery to kids clothes  at the Robson Square ice skating rink September 27.   Continue reading:
Etsy Canada to host offline pop-up market at Robson Square

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Happy Labour Day weekend!  Plan the last long weekend of the summer with our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend, Friday through Monday!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

So much to do, so little time!  Start planning now with our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Loads of community festivals and outdoor concerts happening around the Metro Vancouver area this Friday through Sunday.  Read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend