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COVID-19 Restart: ice rinks

September 13, 2021: Proof of vaccination is required to participate in some programs and events. Entry into recreation centres does not require proof of vaccination, but will be required for some programs and activities. Come prepared with your official proof of vaccination and government-issued photo ID.

Learn about venues, programs, and events that require proof of vaccination (46 KB)


Ice rinks are open. Public skating sessions and skating lessons are available. Find an ice rink near you

September 7, 2021: Online registration for public skating sessions is not required. Skaters may drop in on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Drop-in sessions such as Stick & Puck, Public Hockey, Drop-in Figure Skating, and Sledge Hockey will still require advanced online registration.

Masks are mandatory in all indoor public spaces for those 12 years and older, even if you are vaccinated. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided at the front desk.

Learn how to book rink time, and change and cancel your booking.

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

When bookings start for the season and when arenas are available

Arenas have reopened with new processes and safety measures:

  • All rink rentals are a minimum 1.25 hours (this time includes 1 hour of ice and a 15 minute ice clean. Ice clean fees are now included in all permits).
  • Rental request require 7 days notice.

Fall 2021 (September 7 to December 17)

  • Booking starts: 8:30am, August 18, 2021
  • Open for ice rentals: 
    • Hillcrest, Sunset, Britannia Kitsilano, Trout Lake, and Killarney arenas from September 7 to December 17
    • Kerrisdale arena from September 13 to December 17 
    • West End arena from October 2 December 17

Winter holidays 2021  (December 18 to January 3)

  • Booking starts: 8:30am, October 20, 2021
  • Promotional rate: $99 per hour, plus GST 

Steps to book, change, or cancel a rink