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Rink rentals

Rent an ice rink for your team, group, or school. On this page, learn how to book rink time, and change and cancel your booking.

Hillcrest, Sunset, and Britannia rinks have ice year-round. 

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What you need to know before you book your rink time

We require up to 10 business days to secure skate shop staff for rentals.

Skate rental packages

 Optional skate rental packages are now available.

1 to 10 pairs $22.32
11 to 29 pairs $44.64
30 to 75 pairs $89.29
More than 75 pairs Staff will contact you to evaluate

 

When ice and dry rinks are available

Fall/winter (September to March)

Spring/summer (April to August)

When bookings start for the season

Fall 2017 (September 5 – December 17)

Bookings start at 8:30am on August 9, 2017

Winter holiday 2017 (December 18, 2017 – January 7, 2018)

Bookings start at 8:30am on September 13, 2017

Winter 2018 (January 8 – March 16)

Bookings start at 8:30am on October 18, 2017

Spring Break 2018 $99/hour ice (March 17 – 31, 2018)

Bookings start at 8:30am on November 22, 2017

How rink time is shared

How to book rink time for your team or group

Please submit your rink rental request two or more days in advance. Staff will process requests weekdays from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

  1. Log into your account 
  2. Find available rental times in the facility schedules
  3. Reserve the rink
  4. Arrange for insurance
    • Insurance will be requested from you by staff via email once the online rink request has been submitted.
  5. Receive confirmation and pay 
    • Staff will contact you to confirm your request and to obtain final payment. Online rink reservations are due 24-48 hours after confirmation. Historical Renewal permits are due 10 days before the first session.

 To book Britannia Rink you must call 604-718-5836.

Need skate rentals, equipment or broomballs?

During the online reservation process, you will have the option to select the “event type” and answer custom questions to specify the equipment you will need. These types of reservations will have a staff charge.

 If you need to rent skates for your rink rental, we require that you give us at least 10 business days notice to find a staff person to open the skate shop.

 Broomball reservations are only available at Sunset, Kitsilano, Kerrisdale, and Killarney rinks.

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How to book rink time for your school

You can reserve a rink online for your Vancouver School Board (VSB) school or private school.

Please submit your rink rental request two or more days in advance. Staff will process requests weekdays from 8:30am to 4:30pm.

  1. Log into your account 
    • Vancouver School Board schools must log in with their VSB email address. If you don't have an active school online recreation account or you forgot your password, email pbrinks@vancouver.ca using your official school email address. Please include your name and your school’s name in your email
  2. Find available rental times in the facility schedules
  3. Reserve the rink
  4. Arrange for insurance
    • If you are from the Vancouver School Board, insurance is not required.VSB groups have insurance during the school schedule and calendar year. 
    • If you are from a private school, insurance will be requested by staff via email once the online rink request has been submitted.
  5. Receive confirmation and pay 
    • When we approve your reservation, we'll send a confirmation email to the school email address you provided. Our rink programmer will contact you to arrange for staff and skate rentals. The final invoice will be sent to the school under your name. 

 The cost of the ice and staff will be included in the reservation. The cost of skate rentals will be added to the permit after the reservation, and the final invoice will be sent to your email address at the end of the season.

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How to change or cancel your booking

  1. Email your request to pbrinks@vancouver.ca at least three weeks before your scheduled reservation to receive a refund.
  2. Use the online reservation process to submit your new request if you want to rebook.

  A $25.00 fee applies per cancellation request. Each request may have up to five booked times. 

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