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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

  • All rinks are ice only

Ice

Rink Dates
Britannia

Spring season runs from April 1 to June 30, 2018

Summer season runs from July 1 to August 12, 2018

Hillcrest

Spring season runs from April 1 to June 30, 2018

Summer season runs from July 1 to August 12, 2018

Sunset

Spring season runs from April 1 to June 30, 2018

Summer season runs from July 1 to August 12, 2018

Dry floor

Rink Dates
Killarney

April 20 - August 10, 2018

Kitsilano

April 20 - August 17, 2018

Trout Lake

April 20 - August 10, 2018

Kerrisdale and West End are not available for rental online.

When bookings start for the season

Ice:

Rink Dates available
Britannia Rink July 1 – August 12, 2018
Hillcrest Rink July 1 – August 12, 2018
Sunset Rink July 1 – August 12, 2018

Dry floor:

Rink Dates available
Killarney Rink April 20 – August 10, 2018
Kitsilano Rink April 20 – August 17, 2018
Trout Lake Rink April 20 – August 10, 2018
Rink Dates available
Hillcrest August 13 - September 3, 2018
Killarney August 25 - September 3, 2018
Trout Lake August 27 - September 3, 2018
Sunset August 13 - September 3, 2018
Britannia August 13 - September 3, 2018
Rink Dates available
Hillcrest September 4 - December 21, 2018
Kerrisdale September 11 - December 21, 2018
Kitsilano September 11 - December 21, 2018
Killarney September 4 - December 21, 2018
Trout Lake September 4 - December 21, 2018
Sunset September 4 - December 21, 2018
West End September 29 - December 21, 2018
Britannia September 4 - December 21, 2018
Rink Dates available
Hillcrest December 22 - January 6, 2019
Kerrisdale December 22 - January 6, 2019
Kitsilano December 22 - January 6, 2019
Killarney December 22 - January 6, 2019
Trout Lake December 22 - January 6, 2019
Sunset December 22 - January 6, 2019
West End January 3 - January 6, 2019
Britannia December 22 - January 6, 2019

  

Rink Dates available
Hillcrest January 7 - March 15, 2019
Kerrisdale January 7 - March 15, 2019
Kitsilano January 7 - March 15, 2019
Killarney January 7 - March 15, 2019
Trout Lake January 7 - March 15, 2019
Sunset January 7 - March 15, 2019
West End January 7 - March 15, 2019
Britannia January 7 - March 15, 2019

We divide rink time among activities, programs, and groups in the following order of allocation:

  1. Public skating and programs
  2. Vancouver minor sport groups (hockey, ringette, figure skating clubs, speed skating)
  3. Adult sport groups
  4. Commercial groups (who operate on a for-profit basis)

The priority for processing ice time requests is:

  1. Renewal – existing/historical users
  2. Increased ice – existing users can request additional ice if available and demand can be demonstrated
  3. New – requests are considered based on ice availability and demonstrated demand 

 

 Are you a new group? Are you looking for available hours on a weekly basis? We recommend you view your rink's schedule on the first opening day for each season to find availability and consistency. 

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 8:30am to 4:30pm.

  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.

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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