Best Places to go Ice Skating in Vancouver

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There’s nothing quite like the giddy joy that comes from zipping around on an ice rink. Especially when you master the ability of actually stopping without having to slam into the side boards or crash into a friend…

Vancouver is lucky to have quite a few options for ice skating that go beyond the usual rinks located in each community centre around town. Better yet, most offer cheap rentals for skates and steaming cups of hot chocolate.

So grab your mittens and a scarf, because these are some of the best places to go ice skating in Vancouver:

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Best Places to go Ice Skating in Vancouver

5 Things To Do in Vancouver When It Snows

Pacific Spirit Park. Photo credit: Wendy Cutler | Flickr

It rarely snows heavily in Vancouver, if at all, so with the recent snowfall in Vancouver it got me thinking: What on earth do you do when it snows in Vancouver? Unless you’re heading up to the mountains, coming up with snow-appropriate activities in Vancouver can be a head-scratcher. Rain, I’m accustomed to and can work well with; snow is a mystery. Luckily, the snow lasted a few days longer than normal for Vancouver (aka a few days in total), giving me ample time to come up with some snow-related ideas. Here are five things to do in Vancouver when it snows:

1. Take a walk. You know the snow won’t last long, so enjoy it while you can! Take in the snow’s calm beauty with a walk in the park or woods. Walk along the trails in Stanley Park, Pacific Spirit Park, and Everett Crowley Park, or stroll through Queen Elizabeth Park and VanDusen Botanical Garden for snow-covered nature at its finest. The snow-covered trees and trails will almost make you feel like you’re in the wild.

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5 Things To Do in Vancouver When It Snows

Indoor Fitness Alternatives in Vancouver – Part II

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This week, we’re talking about fitness alternatives that keep you inside and out of the cold and rain. If you missed Part I, check it out here and then read on for five more indoor fitness alternatives to the gym in Vancouver.

Circus Arts
Ever dreamed of running away with the circus? Turns out you don’t have to run away from home to learn the tricks of the trade. Circus schools teach acrobatics, aerial silks, aerial hoop, trapeze, and even how to ride a unicycle! Circus arts can help build strength, balance, and flexibility, maintain overall physical fitness, and sharpen gross and fine motor coordination. You can train with Vancouver Circus School in New Westminster, North Vancouver, and Abbotsford, or with CircusWest at the PNE.

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Indoor Fitness Alternatives in Vancouver – Part II