The annual winter wonderland at The Fairmont Empress in Victoria, BC is expanding this year with the addition of a skating rink on the hotel’s iconic front lawn overlooking the festively lit Victoria Harbour.
Operating from Nov. 20 until mid-January, the covered rink will offer public skating 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays and 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends. Skate rentals, Skate ‘n Date nights and Family Skate afternoon are some of the ways to enjoy the tradition of winter skating. For groups, there are Office Skates, Holiday Parties on Ice, and Break + Skate meeting options. Special seasonal festivities include Sunday Skates with Santa, and Christmas Eve Skating with the Elves, hot cocoa and cider.
The cost is $10 p.p., $5 for children aged 10 and under and rentals are available at $5 per pair.