When it comes to winter and skating, Whistler has it covered.
No matter the weather there will always be an option to lace up those skates and cut up the ice. Ice Skating is a true Canadian experience and one of the best winter pastimes for anyone at any age.
Whistler Olympic Plaza
In the wintertime, the Olympic Plaza transforms into a winter wonderland with an area to sled as well as a skating paradise. Grab the entire family and skate right in the heart of Whistler Village amongst beautiful mountain views; starlight skies and the Olympic Rings which is the same place the Olympians received their gold medals. Don’t worry if you didn’t bring your skates, you are able to rent some there.
Santa also shows up every year to say hi to the kids, skating is one of his favorite pastimes so he makes sure to get in a relaxing skate before delivering presents a few days later.
Free Admission. Skate rentals are $7. Helmets are available at no charge
Hours of Operation
Open 7 days a week
11am - 1:30pm | 2:30pm - 5:00pm | 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Closed for maintenance
1:30 - 2:30 | 5:00 - 6:00pm
Don’t worry if the weather is not cooperating because there is an NHL size indoor option that runs all year round. Head over to Meadow Park during their daily public skates between noon and 3:00pm, take part in a small hockey game or teach the kids to skate with the use of push bars. Skate rentals and protective gear is also available
Hour of Operation
Public Skate takes place daily from 12:00pm - 3:00pm but can change depending on the month. Please click here and click on swm, skate, and fitness schedule link for most up to date times
Adult - $8.75 | Youth (13-18) - $5.25 | Child (4-12) $4.50 | Family $17.50
During the winters where Mother Nature cooperates skating on the lakes around Whistler is a truly magical experience, there is really nothing better. Grab your stick and create a game of shinny, which is a Canadian word for pond hockey. Green Lake and Alta Lake are a few of the best spots to take in the action
When skating outdoors you need to be extremely careful as it is a natural element, click here for some safety tips.
To book your stay with us here at the Crystal Lodge & Suites please call our friendly In-House Reservations Team at 1.800.667.3363 or email [email protected]. They are also able to assist you with any winter activity bookings or information. There is always so much to do in Whistler!
photo credit - Mike Crane | TW