Free Ice Skating in Downtown Vancouver Robson Square

Robson Square Ice Rink – Skating Is Free, Start A Tradition

The Robson Square Ice Rink is open December 1st, 2016  until the 14th of February 2017 (so you can take your Valentine on the last day!). This open air ice rink in the heart of Downtown Vancouver is open daily. Almost a ‘best kept secrets’, a great and often uncrowded way to introduce kids and young-at-hearts to ice skating.

History of Robson Square Ice Rink: The rink was an integral part of renowned architect Arthur Erickson’s 1982 plan for Robson Square, which includes a court house, convention centre and the Vancouver Art Gallery. It’s situated on the lower plaza of the complex in a partially covered but open-air facility.


Robson Square Ice Rink is Open December 1, 2016 until February 14, 2017

Opening Hours:
Sunday to Thursday: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Friday and Saturday: 9:00 am – 11:00 pm

Robson Square’s outdoor skating rink is free to enjoy, so celebrate winter in style with skating in the heart of downtown Vancouver. It’s a magical place to enjoy the holidays with your friends, family and loved ones.

Robson Square Ice Rink – Bring our own skates, and skate for FREE

On Christmas Day the skating rink will be open for people to enjoy from 12 noon to 5 p.m.

New Year’s Eve at the Robson Square Ice Rink

Dec 31, 4-10:30 pm
Robson Square Ice Rink
Robson and Howe, Vancouver

The annual family-friendly celebration includes live music, sugar cookie-decorating, DJs, skating, and an early countdown with noisemakers and glowsticks.
Free admission

December 1, 2016 To February 14, 2017:

  • SUNDAY to THURSDAY: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • FRIDAY and SATURDAY: 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM
  • Skate rental ends 30mins prior to close
  • Helmets are mandatory for Children 12 years and under
  • Skate and helmet rentals, and a concession stand are available on site.
  • Skate Rentals are available for a cost of $4. (Cash only)

School Program:

If you are a grade 4-7 school, you can enroll sign up for free skating at the Robson Square Ice Rinks school program. Robson Square will provide your class with free skate and helmet rentals. The school program runs Monday through Friday with three 1 hour time slots daily.

Robson Square Ice Rink and Plaza

800 Robson Street, Between Horby & Howe Sts, Vancouver, BC V6Z 3B7


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