The West Vancouver Ice Arena opened in April of 2005, and since then, it has seen a lot of improvements. The main change is that it now has lights that shine at a higher intensity. The light levels have been increased from 25 foot-candles to 50 foot-candles.
Shipyards Commons’ skate plaza
Shipyards Commons Skate Plaza is one of Metro Vancouver‘s newest outdoor ice skating rinks. Located in the heart of The Shipyards, the area offers a variety of community events and attractions year-round. During the winter, the skating rink is open free to the public.
The skating rink at Shipyards Commons is a 20,000 square foot ice arena that is located just minutes from Lonsdale Quay. This rink is covered with a retractable roof and is free to visit any time of the day or night.
The rink is set against a backdrop of downtown Vancouver and is one of the largest in the region. The plaza also has a warming hut next to the skate plaza. The hut will sell warm beverages and limited seating.
In addition to the rink, the area also features a splash park in the summer. The plaza is home to several artisan markets throughout the year. During the holiday season, the plaza hosts a range of holiday-themed programming.
This year, the rink will be open from early December through February. It is a free public skating facility and offers skate rentals. If you would like to skate, you can rent skates for $5 or $7. If you would like to use a helmet, the cost is free. You will need to wear a mask, however. The weather can vary, so it is best to check the weather before making plans to skate.
The rink at Shipyards Commons is free to the public and is open from noon to 8 pm daily. It will be closed on Christmas Day and on the day of the Rogers Hometown Hockey Exhibition. If you would like to skate on the other days, you can still do so, but you will be charged.
During the summer, Shipyards Commons also offers a free splash park. The splash park is open from the Victoria Day long weekend to Labour Day. The rink is close to Larry’s Market. There is a public parking lot near the rink. The plaza will have seasonal light displays and live music.
Membership fees support the society’s operations
The West Vancouver Community Centres Society has a storied history of providing residents with the finest in fitness, arts and culture and sports facilities. This venerable institution has been a staple of the community since 1965. A recent revitalization plan would replace the aging facilities with new and improved versions in a matter of five to ten years.
The society’s mission statement echoes that of the City of Vancouver. Enhance West Van is a nonprofit organization whose board of directors comprises members who reside in the community. As part of its mandate, the organization will provide oversight and management of the West Vancouver Community Centre and Aquatic Centre. The organization has donated over one million dollars to both facilities.
In an effort to garner interest in the aforementioned project, the city council voted to establish a small committee to consult with residents on the merits of the plan. The committee is led by the aforementioned MP and member of the BC NDP, Patrick Weiler. Its mission is to find out if the project will truly be a boon to the community. The community is a diverse mix of individuals who value access to a plethora of recreation and cultural opportunities.
The most notable accomplishment was the Society’s unveiling of a tri-level plan that would see a new Sportsplex at the nexus of Gordon and 21st Streets. This plan includes a regulation sized ice arena, multi-purpose space for child care, and a triumvirate of fitness, recreation and wellness facilities. It may also mean the shuttering of the West Vancouver Tennis Club and the displacement of a few locals from their homes. In the end, the organization will not be able to assemble all of its responsibilities into one location. The aforementioned plan has some kinks, such as the cost of land and the fact that the new facility is not ready for prime time. However, the organization’s enthusiasm for the project was infectious.
The icq has the aforementioned ice skating rink and is open seven days a week during the winter months. The aforementioned centre has seen significant energy savings thanks to a deep-energy retrofit. The most important part is that the aforementioned project has been endorsed by the City of Vancouver and the residents of West Vancouver.
Hours of operation
When you’re looking for an ice skating rink, West Vancouver has several choices for you. This city has an ice rink at the West Vancouver Community Centre, a rink at the Queen’s Park Arena, and a rink at Robson Square. These rinks are open for skating year round. You can find out more about each rink, including their hours of operation, at the City of Vancouver website.
At the West Vancouver Community Centre, you’ll find a 185-foot ice surface. The facility also includes concession services. Its location is convenient to the Dundarave business district and the Park Royal Shopping Centre. There is also free underground parking. The rink is open from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm Sunday through Thursday, and from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Fridays and Saturdays. The rink is closed on Christmas Day and New Years.
The rink is partially covered, so it is not ideal for those who are afraid of falling. You can rent skates for a small fee. There are also a number of public skate drop-ins, including Karen Magnussen, Ice Sports, and Harry Jerome. The facility is also available to wheelchair users. You can also skate free, if you bring your own. If you’re interested in learning to skate, check out the lessons offered at the rink.
You can sign up for the Premier Outdoor Recreation program to receive transportation to the rink as well as discounts on tickets. You can also sign up for a skate rental membership. Alternatively, you can sign up for a multi-visit pass to allow you to use the rink more often. The rink offers a snack bar for your enjoyment. You can also check out the City of Vancouver’s website to find more information about other rinks in the city.
There are a few other rinks in Vancouver, including Canlan Ice Sports in North Vancouver, and the West End Rink in the downtown area. The rinks are open for the winter season, from December 1st through February 28th. You can learn more about the rinks and the other activities they offer at the City of Vancouver website.
Among many other things, David A. Grantham is a contributing author to UmassExtension West Vancouver Blo. He is a renowned expert on real estate in BC.
Born in North Vancouver, Louisiana, Dr. Grantham grew up in Lower Lonsdale. He then went on to complete his business degree at the University British Columbia. As of this writing, Grantham has completed over 100 projects, including the development of a high rise building in Vancouver.
He is a husband, father, son, brother, and friend. He was a dedicated outdoorsman and enjoyed sports such as hunting, fishing, scuba diving, and snow skiing. His wife, Alison Grantham, and their two daughters survived him. He is survived by his wife Alison Martin Grantham and two daughters.