Ice Skating in Whistler
- A true Canadian experience and much loved winter pastime - best enjoyed with friends and hot chocolate!
- Skate outdoors in winter at the Whistler Olympic Plaza rink in the Village or on local lakes (see safety tips)
- Skate indoors year-round at Meadow Park Sports Centre
Lace 'em Kid - Ice Skating in Whistler
Whistler Olympic Plaza Skating Rink
Whistler Olympic Plaza transforms into an outdoor skating paradise over winter. Skate for free in the heart of Whistler Village with views of the surrounding mountains, the Olympic Rings and thousands of twinkling festive lights.
Spring is here, and the ice skating rink in Whistler Olympic Plaza has now closed. Stay tuned for announcements regarding the ice skating rink over winter 2013/14.
Outdoor Skating on Local Lakes
The best spots to skate include Green Lake and Alta Lake. Remember
that skating on natural ice is at your own risk. When in doubt, head to
an outdoor rink or arena instead.
Important Safety Tips:
- Never skate alone
- Check the weather (temperatures should ideally be below -10° C / 14°
F for several days prior to skating)
- Speak with local residents or call a Fishing Tour operator to check conditions
- Bring a drill and skating pole to test the thickness of the ice. A 15
cm (6 in) minimum ice thickness is recommended
- Stay close to shore where the water is shallower
- Stay away from any open water areas including small holes and slushy spots
- Wear a helmet and other protective gear
- Dress appropriately for cold weather conditions
- Small children shoule be supervised at all times
Meadow Park Sports Centre
The Meadow Park Sports Centre features
an NHL-sized ice surface with public skating available daily between noon
and 3 PM (subject to change for special events and holidays).
Qualified skate attendants are on hand and there is a full service
skate shop with skate rentals, helmets and push bars. The Centre also offers lessons, over-16 open skate sessions and parent and tot public skate sessions.