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It’s the final call for avid skaters at Robson Square.
The free outdoor ice rink in downtown Vancouver will melt away this season after Tuesday, February 14 – Valentine’s Day. Skating is free for anyone who brings their own pair of skates, otherwise skates can be rented on-site.
The rink is open from 9 am to 9 pm today and tomorrow.
This was the rink’s eighth consecutive winter season after it reopened in late-November 2009 following a $2-million repair and upgrade, funded partially by General Electric, in time for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Prior to the renovation, the rink was closed for nearly a decade.
However, this year’s skating season at the ice rink is approximately two weeks shorter than usual. Each season, the rink normally opens on December 1 and closes on February 28.