Free Family Skates at Trout Lake and Killarney

Friday, September 18th, 2009 — 1:28pm PST
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Photo credit: sherlock77 on Flickr

Two new ice rinks are opening next week and to celebrate, the Vancouver Parks Board is hosting free family skating events.

Trout Lake Ice Rink (3350 Victoria Drive at East 15th Avenue)
Official Opening Ceremonies
Thursday, September 24 – 5:15 to 5:45pm
Free Public Skate 6:30 to 8:00pm

The Trout Lake rink will be home to figure skating training sessions for 2010 and the wood throughout the building includes downed timbers from Stanley Park.

Killarney Ice Rink (6260 Killarney Street at 49th Avenue)
Official Opening Ceremonies
Friday, September 25 – 2:30 to 3:00pm
Free Public Skate 3:30 to 5:00pm

The Killarney rink is a part of the Killarney Community Centre which has been getting renovations over the last few years. There is a new lobby to connect the pool and community centre to the ice rink which will be a short track speed skating training facility for 2010. After the Olympics the rink will be converted for community use.

As a side note, the Richmond Olympic Oval is open for public skates this month and I’ll update my 2007 Guide to Vancouver Ice Rinks in a few weeks as well.

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One comment

  1. Sigh says:

    I cant wait (as a former figure skater) to try out the oval!

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