Lace up your skates for a fun family activity! You don’t have to be a figure skating professional to enjoy some time on the ice with your family. The holidays are the perfect time to head to the ice arena for a fun festive activity. Santa will be making an appearance at many of the festive skates below.

If you know of other Christmas or Santa skates, that we don’t have on our list, please let us know ( Please note that not all of these skates feature Santa, some have hot chocolate, some have the Grinch, and some have crafts and clowns. Regardless, they are special holiday skates packed with loads of holiday fun.


Ugly Christmas Sweater Skate:

Wear your ugliest Christmas sweater, bring family & friends, and enjoy an afternoon of crafts, games & holiday cheer. Santa & his friends look forward to visiting with you. Admission is $2 (and that includes skates & helmet).
Date: December 23, 2023
Time: 10:30am – 2pm
Where: Bill Copeland Sports Centre
Address: 3676 Kensington Avenue, Burnaby


Santa’s Toonie Skate:

Everyone is invited to Santa’s Toonie skating party at Sardis Complex.
Date: December 9, 2023
Time: 5:45pmpm – 7:15pm
Where: Sardis Complex
Address: 5725 Tyson Road, Chilliwack

Christmas Eve Skate:

Squeeze one last skate in before you open the presents! Come down to Sardis Complex for an afternoon of ice skating fun.
Date: December 24, 2023
Where: Sardis Complex
Address: 5725 Tyson Road, Chilliwack


Skate with Santa

Date: December 10, 2023
Time:11:00am-12:15pm, 12:30-1:45pm, 2:00-3:30pm
Where: Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex
Address: 633 Poirier Street, Coquitlam


Winter Wonderland Skates:

Skate through a twinkling wonderland. The skating arena will be magically transformed into a winter spectacle. Regular drop-in rates apply.
Date: December 23 & 24, 2023
Time: See schedule for times
Where: North Delta Recreation Centre & South Delta Recreation Centre
Address: 11415 84th Avenue, Delta & 1720 56th Avenue, Delta

North Vancouver:

The Shipyards Skate Plaza

When: December 2023- late March, 2024
Time: 1pm-8pm daily
Where: The Shipyards
Address: 125 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver


Winter Wonderland Skate

When: December 15, 2023 -January 7, 2024
Time: See public skate times here
Where: Minoru Arena
Address: 7551 Minoru Gate, Richmond


Winter Ice Palace:

When: December 18, 2023 – January 7, 2024
Time: times vary daily; you can view their calendar here
Where: Cloverdale Arena
Address: 6090 176 Street, Surrey


Robson Square:

The Robson Square Ice Rink is located in the very heart of downtown next to the Vancouver Art Gallery and Robson Street shopping. The clear dome over top protects skaters from inclement weather while still allowing you to feel the cool breeze and imagine an open-air skating rink.
When: December 1, 2023- February 29, 2024
Time: 9:00am – 9:00pm (Sunday – Thursday); 9:00am – 11:00pm (Friday & Saturday)
Where: Robson Square Ice Rink
Address: Robson Street between Hornby and Howe, Vancouver