indoor and outdoor skating

Skating in Whistler, BC

Whistler offers guests a number of opportunities to enjoy indoor and outdoor skating.

Whistler Olympic Plaza

During the winter months, a very special outdoor skating rink opens in the heart of Whistler Village. Outdoor skating at Whistler Olympic Plaza is open to the public seven days a week from November to March (dependent on weather conditions).

The Olympic Plaza skating rink is open from 11 am – 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm – 5 pm, 6 pm – 8:30 pm with regular maintenance scheduled in between.


  • Tots (4 years and under): Free
  • Children (5 – 12 years): $3
  • Youth (3 – 18 years): $4
  • Adults (19+): $5
  • Skate rental: $6
  • Helmets and skate aids are available at no charge

*The rink is open from November 24, 2023 until mid-March, 2024* and is weather dependent. No hockey or figure skating is permitted at the Olympic Plaza.

Public Skating at Meadow Park

The Meadow Park Sports Centre offers daily public skating on a full-sized NHL ice surface. Public skating is offered select hours per day, seven days a week. A rental shop and concession stand are usually open for skate rental and snacks. Public skating hours are subject to change call 604-935-7529 to confirm.

Outdoor Lake Skating

When conditions permit, there are opportunities to skate outdoors on Whistler’s many local lakes. Skating outdoors should only be considered when the ice conditions are safe and is undertaken at your own risk. Ice should be at least 4 inches thick before skating is considered safe (Bring a drill or hammer to confirm before you skate). Contact local residents, local fishing operators or the fire department to confirm conditions.

Whistler Outdoor Ice Skating
Photo Credit: Dave Steers