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Rink rentals

COVID-19 Restart: ice rinks

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

Arrive ready for your activity. Change rooms will not be available.

Masks are mandatory in our facilities at all times, even if you are vaccinated, with the exception of those under the age of 12. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided at the front desk.


No-show guidelines

May 7, 2021: Due to the limited number of available recreation sessions and to allow more community members to enjoy our facilities, no-show guidelines apply to all registered fitness, pool, and rink sessions.

Effective May 8, 2021, customers will be able to withdraw online at vanrec.ca from all Park Board fitness, pool, and rink sessions with a scheduled start date of May 11 and onward.

Learn more about the no-show guidelines

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:

  • Adult sport sessions can be requested online for a maximum of two participants from the same or different household. Skate rentals are available upon request. 
  • Casual skate sessions can be requested online for a maximum of five participants from the same or different household. Skate rentals are available upon request. 
  • All rink rentals are a minimum 1.25 hours (this time includes 1 hour of ice and a 15 minute ice clean at the end of the rental. Ice clean fees are now included in all permit.).
  • All rink rentals will need to submit a COVID-19 Safety Plan prior to the start of their permit.

Spring 2021 (March 29 to June 30)

  • Booking starts: 8:30am, March 10, 2021
  • Open for ice rentals: Hillcrest, Sunset and Britannia arenas
  • Open for dry floor rentals: Trout Lake, Killarney, and Kitsilano arenas

Summer 2021 (July 1 to August 15)

  • Booking starts: 8:30am, May 19, 2021
     

Steps to book, change, or cancel a rink