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Ice skating is one of the quintessential traditions to mark winter and a perfect way to get in the holiday spirit. 

Check out our list below to find a holiday skating event or special public skates in your area!

Victoria

Christmas Break Toonie Skate

  • When: Sunday, December 22nd 2:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
  • Where: Save on Foods Memorial Centre, 1925 Blanshard Street
  • Admission: $2

Winter Break Skate

  • When: Tuesday, December 31st, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Where: Save on Foods Memorial Centre, 1925 Blanshard Street 
  • Admission: Regular public skating rates

Oak Bay

Skate with Santa Family Skate

A special public family skating event with prizes, games, face painting, and Santa!

  • When: Sunday, December 22nd, 1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
  • Where: Oak Bay Recreation Centre, 1975 Bee Street
  • Admission: Regular public skating rates

Holiday Skate

Holiday themed public skates that include holiday ice activities, Christmas music, and crafts!

  • When: Monday, December 23rd, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Thursday, December 26th, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    Friday, December 27th, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Monday, December 30th, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Where: Oak Bay Recreation Centre, 1975 Bee Street
  • Admission: Regular public skating rates

West Shore and Sooke

Winter Wonderland Skate

  • When: Monday, December 16th, 4:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
    Tuesday, December 17th, 4:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.Wednesday December 18th, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Where: West Shore Parks and Recreation, 1767 Island Highway
  • Admission: Regular public skating admission

$2 Everyone Welcome Holiday Skate

  • When: Monday, December 23rd, 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
    Friday, December 27th, 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
    Saturday, December 28th, 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
    Monday, December 30th, 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
    Thursday, January 2nd, 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
    Friday, January 3rd, 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
  • Where: SEAPARC Leisure Complex, 2168 Phillips Road
  • Admission: $2

Christmas Eve Skate at SEAPARC

  • When: Tuesday, December 24th, 11:30 a.m -12:45 p.m.
  • Where: SEAPARC Leisure Complex, 2168 Phillips Road
  • Admission: $2

Christmas Eve Skate at JDF

  • When: Tuesday, December 24th, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Where: Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre, 1767 Island Highway 
  • Admission: $2

NYE Skate at SEAPARC

  • When: Tuesday, December 31st, 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. 
  • Where: SEAPARC Leisure Complex, 2168 Phillips Road
  • Admission: $2

NYE Skate at JDF

  • When: Tuesday, December 31st, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. 
  • Where: Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre, 1767 Island Highway
  • Admission: $2 admission, $2 skate rentals

Sidney

Winter Wonderland Family Carnival 

Enjoy a day of skating with Santa, hot chocolate, games, and a performance by the Peninsula Figure Skating Club.

  • When: Saturday, December 21st, 11:00am – 3:00 pm
  • Where: Panorama Recreation Centre, 1885 Forest Park Drive
  • Admission: Regular public skating rates

Winter Wonderland Skate

  • When: Sunday, December 22nd, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    Sunday, December 29th, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Where: Panorama Recreation Center, 1885 Forest Park Drive
  • Admission: Regular public skating rates

Saanich

Ice Festival 

Pearke’s 2nd annual Ice Festival in their Winter Snow Globe on ice!

  • Where: G.R Pearkes Recreation Centre, 3100 Tillicum Road
  • Admission: Regular public skating rates

Skate at Butchart Gardens

  • When: Everyday of the Christmas season, based on availability. Skate times run every hour, for forty minutes. Book your skating time prior by reserving at the Information Centre. 
  • Where: Butchart Gardens, 800 Benvenuto Avenue
  • Admission : Adult: $5.00 + tax
    Youth: $4.00 + tax
    Child: $3.00 + tax
    Skate Rental: $3.00 + tax