6 Places to Ice Skate Outdoors Around Vancouver

Skaters at night on the Whistler Olympic Plaza skating rink

Photo: Tourism Whistler/Justa Jeskova

Skating is a quintessentially Canadian winter activity. With Vancouver’s mild winters, it doesn’t usually get cold enough in the city to skate on frozen ponds. However, thanks to modern technology, you can skate outdoors on man-made rinks. Here are six places to go ice skating outdoors around Vancouver, including two rinks that are brand-new for 2019!

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6 Places to Ice Skate Outdoors Around Vancouver

Grouse Mountain Free Ice Skating Pond Opens for the Season

Grouse Mountain Ice Rink

Image courtesy of Grouse Mountain

It’s no secret that the winter season is sneaking up on us in Vancouver. The days are getting colder and the tell-tale signs of frost on the ground and sprinklings of snow on the mountains are just the beginning of the holiday season.

The cold snap has allowed Grouse Mountain to officially open their 8,000-square foot ice skating pond, the only mountaintop outdoor skate pond in the lower mainland.

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Grouse Mountain Free Ice Skating Pond Opens for the Season