With the temperatures dipping below zero, it’s time to lace up your skates and find an ice rink nearby. Enjoy an evening stroll around the Outdoor Ice Oval or drive out of town for a magical winter forest experience and try skating on one of our local lakes. To make it easy, we’ve compiled a list of outdoor rinks around Prince George. Remember to bring a helmet and use caution when venturing out on the ice. Indoor rinks require guests over the age of 5 to wear a mask and follow covid protocols.
- The Ice Oval is a local favourite for family skates. Drop in rates are $2.00/person, $5.00/family, or season passes can also be purchased.
- Elks Centre Arena will have public skating between 7:30-9:00pm on Fridays and 2:00-3:30pm on Sundays.
- Saturday from 12:30-2:00pm and Sunday from 4:15-5:45pm there is public skating at Rolling Mix Concrete arena. Both skate and helmet rentals will be available
For some outdoor fun, explore any of the 22 community outdoor rinks Prince George has to offer. Community rinks are located in Blackburn, the Hart, the West and South Bowl, Crescents, and College Heights communities. The community rinks are free to the public.
Woodhouse Cottages and Ranch If you’re looking for a weekend getaway equipped with some close proximity to ice skating, Woodhouse Cottages and Ranch has you covered. The Ranch offers both day and night skating for guests and it is beautifully lit for a romantic couples skate!
Ice levels permitting, there are many lakes within the Prince George area that are excellent for skating. Shane Lake, West Lake, Tabour Lake and Ness Lake are local favorites. Be sure to check local temperatures and ice thickness when skating on lakes.
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