West End Rink

COVID-19 Restart: ice rinks

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

Masks are recommended indoors. Please respect everyone’s personal space.


Drop-ins available for public skating sessions

July 9, 2021: Effective July 12, we are allowing 10 drop-ins for each public skating session. Advance online registration is highly recommended to secure a spot. 

Register for a skate session

West End Rink — located on Denman Street in downtown Vancouver — is part of the West End Community Centre.

The ice rink is open from October to March with public skating programs and skate lessons for all ages and abilities. You can rent skates during public skate and lesson times.

Register online for skating lessons and sessions

We’re currently offering skating lessons only at Hillcrest and Sunset ice rinks.

Registration for public skating sessions opens three days in advance, and closes 30 minutes before the session starts.

Skating sessions are 45 minutes or one-hour long. Skaters 7 years and younger must be accompanied on the ice by a parent or guardian over the age of 16 years.

Skate and helmet rentals are available for public skating sessions only.

Register now

Public skate Plan a safe visit

Location and contact info

Find and contact the West End Rink. See a map of our location.

Rink fees and passes

Find the admission and skate rental fees for ice rinks in Vancouver and information about multi-visit and monthly passes.

West End Rink amenities

  • Ice surface: 147 feet x 74 feet
  • Seating: 30
  • Ice: October to March
  • Dry floor: April to August

Accessibility:

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchairs are welcome during public skating sessions. Participants must wear helmets. The person pushing the wheelchair must wear skates.

Passes accepted:

  • Leisure Access Program (LAP)
  • Flexipass

Helmet policy for skating activities

Anyone participating in skating classes, lessons, and programs must wear a CSA-certified hockey or snowboard helmet. You are also encouraged to wear a helmet at public skate times. Rinks have a limited number of helmets free-of-charge to registered program participants. Cycling helmets are not permitted.

Receive a discount when you buy a helmet

Bring your current Park Board skate lesson registration receipt to these retailers to receive:

Find out more about our community centre

West End

Amenities include a dance studio, pottery studio, fitness centre, indoor cycling, ice rink, racquetball/squash courts, and teen/youth centre. The West End Community Centre is affiliated with Barclay Manor and is located at 870 Denman St, Vancouver, BC. 604-257-8333.