4 Places to Ice Skate Outdoors Around Vancouver in Winter 2021/22

Mountain top ice skating on a pond at Grouse Mountain near Vancouver

Photo: Grouse Mountain

Vancouver’s mild winters mean that it doesn’t usually get cold enough to skate on frozen ponds. However, thanks to modern technology, you can still skate outdoors on hand-built rinks. Here are four places to go ice skating outdoors around Vancouver in winter 2021/22.

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4 Places to Ice Skate Outdoors Around Vancouver in Winter 2021/22

3 Places to Ice Skate Outdoors Around Vancouver This Winter

A family skating on the outdoor rink in Whistler BC

Photo: Tourism Whistler

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 still skate outdoors on man-made rinks. Here are three places to go ice skating outdoors around Vancouver this winter.

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3 Places to Ice Skate Outdoors Around Vancouver This Winter

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