Robson Square Ice Rink, Vancouver

The Robson Square Ice Rink located beneath Robson Street in Downtown Vancouver, British Columbia is a popular winter locale when it is transformed into the city's only outdoor open air skating rink. Underneath two domes, visitors can enjoy the large rink and a many surrounding amenities. CREDIT: Venture Vancouver, SOURCE: www.venturevancouver.com

Skaters of all ages can come and enjoy the rink at the Robson Square Ice Rink on Robson Street.

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Type:

Ice Skating

Season:

Winter

Weather:

All Weather

Time:

2 hours

Cost:

Free

What to bring:

Camera, Sense of Humour, Sense of Curiosity, Warm Clothes

Winter along Robson Street can be a spectacular experience with beautiful window displays in shops, bright lights adorning trees and shrubs and hundreds of people walking along the sidewalks. Robson Street has many interesting locales such as the Robson Square Ice Rink (formerly known as the GE Ice Plaza) which is sunken outdoor and open air ice rink which was reopened in 2009. The Rink is a fun locale where visitors can bring their own skates (or rent some) to enjoy some free skating. An activity for all ages, the Robson Square Ice Rink is the perfect winter destination in Downtown Vancouver.

*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!

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The Robson Square Ice Rink located below Robson Street between Howe Street and Hornby Street in Downtown Vancouver, British Columbia is a large open air outdoor skating rink. This large rink offers free skating and cheap rentals for visitors to enjoy this winter sport among the high rises and shops that surround it.
Located in a sunken plaza beneath Robson Street and covered by two large geodesic half domes, the Robson Square Ice Rink offers the opportunity for visitors to test out the skills on the rink with free ice skating and also offers rentals. This beautiful rink is an open air outdoor rink - one of the only ones located in the region.
Located in Downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, the Robson Square Ice Rink is a sunken ice skating rink where visitors can bring or rent skates to skate around the ice rink located beneath two large domes and filled with bright lights and music in the winter months.


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Located on the corner of Robson Street and Howe Street - it is located on the lower level underneath the two domes.


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