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Break Out the Blades: Holiday Skates


Celebrate the season with a holiday skate! Break out the blades and take a few strides at these popular ice skating destinations in Surrey, Vancouver, Richmond, and Langley!

Mountaintop Pond, Grouse Mountain

Flickr Photo: Marv!

Of course, nothing really beats an out-of-doors skate in nature. For those inclined to go for a refreshing skate in the cool, crisp winter air, head up to Grouse Mountain’s 8,000 square foot Ice Skating Pond – the only one of its kind in Western Canada!   You can rent skates at the nearby Fireside Hut, and warm up afterwards at the Peak Chalet. >> Learn more

Winter Ice Palace, Surrey

Head to the Cloverdale Arena in Surrey for the Winter Ice Palace, which runs from December 21st to January 6th.  During this special skate, the Cloverdale Arena will be transformed into a frozen pond atmosphere for you to enjoy. Hours change daily, so be sure to check the Holiday Skating Schedule.

Robson Square, Vancouver

Photo Credit: John Whitworth

If you’ve been watching any holiday movies, you’ll probably have the urge to ice skate in the middle of the metropolis. If so, look no further than Robson Square’s Ice Rink, located in the heart of downtown at 800 Robson Street. Skating is FREE if you bring your own skates or you can rent them for just $4. >> Learn more

Christmas Eve Skates, Langley

Langley also has two Christmas Eve Skates to enjoy for just $2. Head to Aldergrove Arena (2-3:30pm) or George Preston Arena (12-1:30pm) where there will be plenty of fresh ice to enjoy, as well as a snowman building contest! >> Learn more

Winter Wonderland, Richmond

Lastly, experience the Winter Wonderland at Minoru Arenas in Richmond! Here, you can skate around the splendour of thousands of sparkling lights, real snow banks, decorated holidays trees and much more! Be sure to check the Holiday Skating Schedule for times.

Where is your favourite place to break out the blades?