If you love hitting the ice every holiday season, the Shipyards Skate Plaza in North Vancouver is a must-visit every year. After all, it’s not only the largest outdoor ice skating surface in the region, but nearby a ton of festive amenities!

In an email with Curiocity, the City of North Vancouver confirms that the beloved skate plaza is opening for the season sooner rather than later.

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shipyards skate plaza
Photo via The City of North Vancouver

Starting Friday, December 1st, you can head over and rent some skates for $7 a pop ($5 for kids) and skate to your heart’s content. And if you bring your own, this is a free activity to enjoy!

Enjoy some stunning waterfront views as you skate, and even pop into the nearby Polygon Gallery to make a day of it.

The skate plaza will be open from 1 to 8 p.m. daily, with reduced hours on December 24th (open from 1 to 5 p.m.) and closed on December 25th.

Note that the ice rink is closed for cleaning from 3 to 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 6 p.m. every day.

So there you have it, ice skating enthusiasts! Get ready for another festive season at the Shipyards!

Shipyards Skate Plaza 

When: Opens Friday, December 1st
Where: 125 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver