holiday skates, swims & other active fun

Here’s a list of all the fun skates, swims and other active activities happening around Metro Vancouver this holiday season. We’ve listed everything below by city first and then by date, so you can easily find what you are looking for.

hollyWe will be updating this list as new events come up, so check back often and look for this bough of holly that denotes new entries. And please let us know if you think we’ve missed anything!

SKATES | SWIMS | OTHER ACTIVE FUN

holiday skates and swims 2017

SKATES

Burnaby | Delta | Surrey | Vancouver | North Vancouver

Burnaby

Ugly Christmas Sweater Toonie Skate 
Saturday, December 23rd, 12:30 pm – 3 pm, Bill Copeland Sports Centre, 3676 Kensington Avenue, Burnaby

New Year’s Eve Toonie Skate
Sunday, December 31st, Kensington Recreation Centre, 6159 Curtis Street, Burnaby

Polar Bear Toonie Skate
Monday, January 1st, 6 pm – 9:30 pm, Bill Copeland Sports Centre, 3676 Kensington Avenue, Burnaby

Delta

Canada 150 Free Skate – North Delta
Sunday, December 10th, 1:45 pm – 3:45 pm, Sungod Recreation Centre, 7815, 112 Street, Delta
Delta has partnered with the North Delta Minor Hockey Association to host a free skating party! As part of the event, Delta will unveil an interpretive timeline of its history in two forms – a static display and a digital kiosk – designed to highlight significant milestones and successes in Delta’s history.

Canada 150 Free Skate – South Delta
Sunday, December 10th, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm, Ladner Leisure Centre, 4600 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Delta
Delta has partnered with the South Delta Minor Hockey Association to host a free skating party! As part of the event, Delta will unveil an interpretive timeline of its history in two forms – a static display and a digital kiosk – designed to highlight significant milestones and successes in Delta’s history.

Winter Wonderland 
December 23, 27 – 31 & January 1 – 5, see website for hours, North Delta Recreation Centre, 11415 84 Avenue, Delta & South Delta Recreation Centre, 1720 56th Street, Delta, Cost: Regular admission
Join us at North Delta Recreation Centre or South Delta Recreation Centre for skating and holiday cheer with friends and family.

New Year’s Day Skates
Monday, January 1st, 1 pm – 2:30 pm, Ladner Leisure Centre, 4600 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Delta
Monday, January 1st, 1:30 pm – 5 pm, North Delta Recreation Centre, 11415 84th Avenue, Delta
Monday, January 1st, 1:30 pm – 5 pm, South Delta Recreation Centre, 1720 56 Street, Delta

Surrey

North Surrey Arena
Saturday, December 9th, 12 pm – 1:30 pm, North Surrey Arena, 10275-City Parkway, Surrey

Newton Arena
Sunday, December 10th, 12 pm – 1:30 pm, Newton Arena, 7120 – 136B Street, Surrey

Winter Ice Palace
December 22nd – January 7th, various times, Cloverdale Ice Arena, 6090 176 Street, Surrey
Join us for the 19th Annual Winter Ice Palace! Experience a winter wonderland at Cloverdale Arena and enjoy this seasonal event with your friends and family.

Vancouver

Gliding on Ice
Sunday, December 17th, 5:30 pm – 7 pm, Kerrisdale Cyclone Taylor Arena, 5670 East Boulevard, Vancouver, Cost: Free

North Vancouver

Skate with Santa
Saturday, December 23rd, 1 pm – 4 pm, Harry Jerome Arena, 123 23rd St E, North Vancouver
Santa is visiting the Harry Jerome Arena! Come skate with Santa, Mrs. Claus and his elves. Frosty the Snowman might even come for a visit!

SWIMS

Coming soon! 

OTHER ACTIVE FUN

Abbotsford | Chilliwack | Port Moody | Vancouver

Abbotsford

Santa Shuffle: Fun Run & Elf Walk
Saturday, December 2nd, 10 am – 12 pm, Ellwood Park, 1900 N Parallel Road, Abbotsford
This merry event helps The Salvation Army to assist families and individuals in need during the Christmas season and throughout the year.

Chilliwack

Santa Shuffle: Fun Run & Elf Walk
Saturday, December 2nd, 10 am – 12 pm, Townsend Park, Chilliwack
This merry event helps The Salvation Army to assist families and individuals in need during the Christmas season and throughout the year.

Port Moody

Ugly Christmas Sweater Dash 
Saturday, December 2nd, 10 am – 2 pm, Rocky Point Park, 2800 block Murray Street, Port Moody
Wear your ugliest holiday gear and join the fun 5K untimed dash in the park. If you don’t feel like running, come anyway – there’s fun for everyone with live music, activities, and hot chocolate. The event is a fundraiser for Children’s Wish Foundation. Please pre-register.

Vancouver

Santa Shuffle: Fun Run & Elf Walk
Saturday, December 2nd, 10 am – 12 pm, Lumberman’s Arch, Stanley Park
This merry event helps The Salvation Army to assist families and individuals in need during the Christmas season and throughout the year.

Check out other Metro Vancouver holiday events here:

By: Michelle Hughes

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