*Robson Square Ice Rink in Vancouver, British Columbia reopens for the 2012/2013 season on December 1, 2012*
What better activity says winter like lacing up some skates and enjoying a beautiful outdoor rink? With Vancouver's mild weather it is almost near impossible to find an outdoor ice rink (except in higher elevations such as on Grouse Mountain), however, over twenty-five years ago the centre of downtown was transformed with the construction of the Robson Square Ice Rink. Here, visitors were able to rent skates and enjoy the winter atmosphere. After seventeen years of providing an outdoor ice skating facility in the winter months, the rink fell into disrepair until 2009 when it was reopened for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games which were held in Vancouver and Whistler, British Columbia.
During the 2010 Olympic Games the GE Ice Plaza (now known as the Robson Square Ice Rink) was an exciting venue with skating, fun activities and events which was part of the Canada Pavilion which was also located on the fourth floor of the Vancouver Art Gallery.
The Robson Square Ice Rink sits underneath Robson Street between Howe Street and Hornby Street and is an open air rink with glass domes to protect the ice from melting due to rain and warmer weather. Here, visitors can skate for free (aside from skate and helmet rentals) and enjoy the fun atmosphere.
The Robson Square Ice Rink brings a fun winter activity to locals and visitors who can enjoy the rink and its many nearby amenities. Whether lacing up some skates (bring your own or rent them) to take to the ice or just watching people skate under the domes, the Robson Square Ice Rink is the perfect winter activity for everyone!
Use the interactive map below to locate and explore the areas around Robson Square Ice Rink | Vancouver, British ColumbiaLocated on the corner of Robson Street and Howe Street - it is located on the lower level underneath the two domes.
Click the brown GEMS on the map to navigate to the other activities within this region