Ice Skating in Whistler

  • A well-loved Canadian winter pastime - best enjoyed with friends and hot chocolate!
  • Skate outdoors in the heart of the Village in Whistler Olympic Plaza or on local lakes when conditions are safe
  • Skate indoors year-round at Meadow Park Sports Centre

Go ice skating for free in the heart of Whistler Village with views of the surrounding mountains, the Olympic Rings and thousands of twinkling festive lights. Whistler Olympic Plaza Skating is closed for the season, operations normally run from early December to late March.

Outdoor Skating on Local Lakes

When conditions are right, skating is possible on many local lakes. Skating on natural ice should only be undertaken when weather conditions have created safe ice conditions and is undertaken at your own risk. When in doubt, head to the outdoor rink at Whistler Olympic Plaza or the indoor rink at Meadow Park 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 local 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 for cold weather conditions
  • Small children shoule be supervised at all times

Indoor Skating

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.

Ice Skating Whistler

The Whistler Insider:
Lace 'em Up

The Insider looks at the Canadian tradition of teaching your kids to skate and which of Whistler's icy venues suits your needs.

All Winter Family Apres Event

Family Après in
Whistler Olympic Plaza

A free outdoor event featuring family-friendly winter activities with a Canadian twist - toboganning, hot drinks, street hockey and more.

Stay and Ski Packages

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