West End Rink

COVID-19 update: drop-ins no longer available

May 11, 2021: Effective May 12, facility drop-ins will no longer be available. Advance online registration will be required for all skate sessions.

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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

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 Trout Lake and Killarney ice rinks. We're unable to offer beginner skating lessons (Child level 1 and Preschool level 1 and 2) at this time.

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 (except for Stick and Puck sessions and drop-in figure skating). Sticks, pucks, and rings will not be available but you may bring your own. Other skate aids are limited.

No-show guidelines apply to all registered sessions, including sessions registered with a pass. If unable to attend a session for which you have registered, you must cancel in advance by accessing your vanrec.ca account. Learn more about the no-show guidelines

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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.