Children laced up for first day of skating at Robson Square in Vancouver

Robson Square Ice Rink opens for winter season in downtown Vancouver (VIDEO)

The rink came to international attention during the 2010 Winter Olympics, when Robson Square welcome 1.5 million visitors.

Children from nearby elementary schools laced up for the opening day of Robson Square Ice Rink’s winter season in downtown Vancouver.

The ice rink – Vancouver’s version of Rockefeller Center – has grown considerably since coming to widespread international  attention in 2010, during the city’s Winter Olympics. Last year, Robson’s ice rink welcome over 82,000 people to the plaza, including 5,050 students who went for a skate.

(*During the 2010 Games, Vancouver’s Robson Square welcomed 1,500,00 million visitors, and the area also hosted a zip line and concerts.)

Skating is free with your own skates. The rink will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

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