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Ministry of Citizens' Services

Robson Square

Skating at Robson Square is a fun, affordable and healthy activity for families and friends to do together and last winter over 140,000 people visited the plaza for ice skating, concerts and other special events.

Celebrating its sixth consecutive season, the icfe rink at Robson Square will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and until 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, weather permitting. Skating is free with your own skates. Skate and helmet rentals are available at the ice rink along with a concession stand serving up hot chocolate and snacks.

The Robson Square Ice Rink will be open from December 1, 2014 to February 28, 2015.

Winter 2014/15 - Events

The Robson Square Ice Rink, located in downtown Vancouver will be open all through the holidays, including Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

The Province’s popular schools program continues again this year. School groups between grades 4-7 have the opportunity to participate in a free skating session during a school day. Last winter, 155 school groups took advantage of the program with over 5,000 students skating on the ice rink.

This winter season brings a series of concerts and public events to Robson Square.

To find out more about the schools program, special events and concerts, please visit:

About Robson Square

Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, Robson Square is a provincial landmark that includes the Provincial Law Courts, UBC Robson Square, the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Asia Pacific Centre. The facility is the Province’s largest building with 1.2 million square feet extending over three city blocks. The internationally recognized facility was designed by renowned architect Arthur Erickson.

The Province received international kudos during the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games for the use of the space - for the international media centre, as a gathering place for business leaders and for the thousands of people who enjoyed the ice rink, zip line, free entertainment and concerts.

From 2004 to 2011, the Province worked to revitalize and extend the life of Robson Square. The complex had begun showing signs of aging and required exterior renewal. The Robson Square Renewal Project was a $41 million, multi-year project to ensure the vibrancy of the landmark space continues well into the future.

Our vision is to ensure Robson Square remains a vibrant community gathering place for years to come.



In 2009, the Robson Square Domes project received a B.C. Steel Design Award in the architectural category for outstanding steel structure from the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction. The two dark Plexiglas domes in the middle of the square were removed and replaced with larger, more open domes to protect and improve coverage of the ice rink and lower plaza. The clear, oval shaped glass provides better visibility between the plaza and Robson Street.






Outdoor skating at Robson Square was the thing to do during winter 2010-2011 in Vancouver, with over 8,300 visitors per week.