The largest ice skating rink in Lower Mainland will be opening this November at the Shipyards in North Vancouver.
The 12,000 square foot public skating rink will be open for the winter months and includes a looped skating trail to complement the open rink area.
The city is working on a specific date but the rink is expected to be open late November, said Stephanie Smiley, communications officer for the City of North Vancouver,
The skating rink will be open until March 2020.
The ice rink’s debut will be marked by a special family-friendly hockey celebration at The Shipyards. The City of North Vancouver recently announced the city will partner with Rogers Hometown Hockey to host a family-friendly hockey celebration at The Shipyards, featuring a weekend of live entertainment, NHL alumni appearances and hockey-themed activities.
The highlight of the festival will be an outdoor viewing party of a live national NHL broadcast at The Shipyards. Rogers Hometown Hockey hosts Ron MacLean and Tara Slone will be in town hosting a live televised broadcast on Sportsnet from the waterfront. The programming will also feature profiles of the City, hockey enthusiasts and residents from The Shipyards.
The City of North Vancouver also plans to cover the entire open space in The Shipyards in the winter. The covering, however, is retractable so the space can be opened up for the water play area in the summer.
Underground parking, new public washrooms, ample seating and viewing areas as well heritage elements and features are other inviting features of The Shipyards.
In 2016, the City of North Vancouver chose the Quay Property Management to develop The Shipyards-Lot 5, an ambitious project which along with a water splash and outdoor skating rink, provides 84,000 square feet of commercial spaces featuring restaurants, cafes, retail, services and a boutique hotel.