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
West End Rink amenities
- Ice surface: 147 feet x 74 feet
- Seating: 30
- Ice: October to March
- Dry floor: April to August
- Wheelchair accessible
- Wheelchairs are welcome during public skating sessions. Participants must wear helmets. The person pushing the wheelchair must wear skates.
- Leisure Access Program (LAP)
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
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.