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Outdoor Ice-skating Rink at Robson Square Now Open

By December 9, 2011

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On the first day the ice-skating rink at Robson Square was open, December 6, only a few skaters were warming up the ice with their blades. But as Christmas approaches, the below-ground-level rink that's officially called GE Ice Plaza will only get busier.GE Ice Plaza at Robson Square

The covered, outdoor skating rink re-opened in time for the 2010 Winter Olympics. As it did during the Olympics, the rink still offers free ice-skating. You can bring your own skates, or rent a pair on-site for $4. Skate rentals are free for kids 12 and under, and there are helmets available too. For those who don't skate, rent a pair of ice cleats and walk out onto the ice. The cleats will give a better grip on the ice, and allow you to get out on the ice for photographs.

Season: December 2011 to February 2012
Sun-Thurs, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Fri-Sat, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Cost: Free
Skate rentals: $4 for skaters 13 and over
Helmet rentals: $2 for skaters 13 and over
Ice cleat rentals: $2

More Outdoor Skating

Skating is one of the top winter activities in Vancouver.
Take the gondola up Grouse Mountain and enjoy the outdoor skating rink at the North Vancouver ski hill.

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