It is time to lace up your skates and enjoy the winter wonderland outdoors. Now that the weather is cold enough, you can enjoy gliding across the ice. To help you find where to skate this winter, we've made a list of all the outdoor skating rinks near Vancouver you need to check out.

There are so many magical winter activities and events to enjoy this winter. Some top picks include dining in snowglobe under the stars or walking through a dreamy illuminated trail in the forest.

But one classic winter activity you won't want to miss is skating. There are plenty of free rinks near Vancouver, so there is no excuse not to go. 

Plus, it makes for a super romantic date night that is easy to plan. The two of you can hold hands and glide underneath the twinkling lights.

Even if you don't own a pair of skates, that isn't a problem. Several of these rinks, like Robson Square, also provide rentals for super cheap too.

So what are you waiting for? It is time to invite your friends or date and enjoy this super fun wintertime activity. Here are seven outdoor skating rinks near Vancouver you need to add to your winter bucket list:

Grouse Mountain Ice Skating

Price: Skating is included in Grouse Mountain lift ticket for $59

When: Now until April 2020

Address: 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: In addition to the 8000 square foot ice skating pond, you can also see the most magical and iconic light displays in Vancouver.


Price: $5 per person

When: Now until January 6, 2020

Address: 5133 Springs Blvd., Tsawwassen, BC

Why You Need To Go: This romantic spot is perfect to go skating in the evening when all the patio lights are glowing.


Whistler Olympic Plaza

Price: Free

When: Now until the season ends

Address: Olympic Plaza, 4144 Village Stroll, Whistler, BC

Why You Need To Go: You can enjoy skating surrounded by twinkling holiday lights in the heart of Whistler village.


Robson Square

Price: Free

When: Now until February 29, 2020

Address: Robson Square, 800 Robson St., Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: Skate beneath a glowing dome right in downtown Vancouver with your friends this winter. You can also rent skates here for just $5.


Starlight Skating Rink

Price: Free

When: Now until February 29, 2020

Address: 495 Esplanade Ave., Harrison Hot Springs, BC 

Why You Need To Go: This pop-up new skating rink is the perfect mini-road trip from Vancouver this winter and you'll really feel like you're in a winter wonderland.


Skate Plaza at the Shipyards

Price: TBD

When: Opening date TBA

Address: The Shipyard Commons, North Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: The brand new 12,000 square foot rink will offer you plenty of space to glide on the ice and it's about to open soon.


Aurora Winter Festival

Price: From $18.89 per person

When: Until January 5, 2020

Address: 2901 East Hastings St., Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: At this massive winter festival you'll be able to enjoy the light displays, tube park, Christmas market and skating rink.


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