BC's 1 km forest ice skating loop is perfect for a winter road trip

Nov 25 2022, 7:00 pm

This ice rink in BC has to be on your winter bucket list.

While most people go to Apex Mountain Resort in Penticton for the powder, they also have a secret spot unlike anything else in the province.

The Adventure Skating Loop is a one-kilometre-long outdoor ice skating track surrounded by trees.

Apex Mountain Resort confirmed to Daily Hive by email that the skating loop is planned to reopen by December 16, 2022, so you can plan a winter road trip to Penticton to try the Adventure Skating Loop for yourself.


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You can bring your own skates or rent them daily. While the skate rentals close at 3:30 pm (open later until 8:30 pm on Fridays and Saturdays,) the rink is open until 11 pm. A skate ticket is $5 plus tax, and a ticket with a skate rental is $17 plus tax.

The skating loop is maintained by a special Zamboni, and it’s open from 9 am to 11 pm daily, as long as the temperature cooperates.

It’s almost more fun to go at night because the skating loop is magically lit up for evening skates.

Last season, the skating loop closed in the middle of March, so you have almost all winter to see it.

Adventure Skating Loop at Apex Mountain Resort

Where: Apex Mountain Resort, Penticton
When: Set to open December 16, 2022, check Apex’s social media for updates

  • Sunday to Thursday from 9 am to 3:30 pm
  • Friday and Saturday from 9 am 8:30 pm

Cost: $17 plus tax for a skate rental and ticket

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