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FREE ice skating returns to Downtown Vancouver's only outdoor rink

Hard to believe, but it’s time to think about one of Vancouver’s favourite things already: Free ice skating in the heart of downtown at Robson Square.
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 Ice skating at Robson Square's rink in downtown Vancouver. V.I.A. file photo Ice skating at Robson Square's rink in downtown Vancouver. V.I.A. file photo

Hard to believe, but it’s time to think about one of Vancouver’s favourite things already: Free ice skating in the heart of downtown at Robson Square.

The wintery fun is right around the corner, with a start date set for December 1, 2019. The rink will be open for free ice skating for all ages and abilities until February 29, 2020 - and they're open on holidays, too.

While there is no cost to get on the rink, if you don't have your own skates to lace up, there are cash-only rentals for $5 a pair. Skate rentals close 30 minutes prior to rink closing time.

This season, the Robson Square skating rink will be open Sunday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Holiday hours are as follows:

Christmas Eve - Dec. 24, 2019: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Christmas Day Dec. 25, 2019: Noon to 5 p.m.

Boxing Day - Dec. 26: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

New Year’s Eve - Dec. 31, 2019): 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

New Year’s Day - Jan.1, 2020: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Heads up, skaters: Warm weather means warm ice, so the rink may need to close at times due to conditions. Check the Robson Square website or call their hotline at 604-646-3554 for closure information.