Lacing Up at Robson Square

Robson Square Skating Rink Photo: Rob Weiss

Spending my early childhood years in Calgary, Alberta, I was never far from the ice. Growing up at the local outdoor skating rink I spent my formative years enjoying endless hours of figure skating and good old-fashioned shinny hockey. Unsure where the time has gone, I am embarrassed to admit, it has been a few years since I last put blades on my feet. In a valiant attempt to revisit my youth, I promised myself I would lace up and brave the outdoor rink at Robson Square.

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Lacing Up at Robson Square

The 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships Are Coming to Vancouver!

All-event tickets for the 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships are on sale now!

This is your chance to see Patrick Chan, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, Kaetlyn Osmond, Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford, and hometown medalist Kevin Reynolds compete for their chance to make the 2018 Canadian Olympic Team!

The event will take place in Vancouver at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre from January 8-14, 2018, and will serve as a qualification event for the team that will compete at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea later next year.

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The 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships Are Coming to Vancouver!

Vancouver to host 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships

The 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championship will head to the west coast as Vancouver, B.C., will host the momentous championships at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre from January 8-14, 2018. The 2018 event will serve as a qualification event for the team that will compete at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea later that same year.

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Vancouver to host 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships

Snow Days in Vancouver

Light Walk at Grouse Mountain Photo: Rob Weiss

SNOW.  Unlike our friendly neighbours to the east, snow in Vancouver is an anomaly, a rare occurrence to be treasured and enjoyed.  Although for many commuters, the mention of flakes in the forecast stirs up feelings of fear and dread, I find myself thrilled at the prospect.  Thoughts of the fluffy white stuff touch the prairie girl deep inside me, bringing back fond childhood memories of tobogganing, skating, snowball fights and snowmen.  Like frosting on a cake, a touch of snow brings a sort of seasonal flavouring to our majestic city. From the Peak of Christmas to the Robson Square Ice Rink, the Christmas spirit is alive and well in Vancouver.

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Snow Days in Vancouver

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