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Get your skates on: Burnaby ice rink to open next week

Winter is coming. Bill Copeland Sports Centre's ice rink will open from Sept. 25.
Cool off this month ice skating at Bill Copeland Sports Centre as it returns for fall on Sept. 25 .

It's not winter yet, but you can enjoy the one or two little fun winter activities that give joy early.

Ice skating is returning to Burnaby next Monday, Sept. 25 at Bill Copeland Sports Centre, while the Kensington Complex is closed for the 2023-24 season.

The multi-purpose arena at Bill Copeland is home to an NHL-sized rink, which is open for ice sports including hockey during the fall and winter.

There are both drop-in activities and skating lessons available for first timers and regulars. Registrations for Burnaby residents opened on Friday, Sept. 15 and to the general public today, Sept. 18.

On Sept. 30, Bill Copeland Sports Centre will also host the first special event of the ice season, with a National Truth and Reconciliation Day skate from 10:30 a.m. to noon and 12:30 to 2 p.m. for all ages.

The fee for the special event is $2 per person, which includes skates and helmets.

For all schedule and special events, you can visit the city's website.

In addition to Bill Copeland Sports Centre, construction is currently underway of two NHL-sized rinks plus more at the 92,000 sq. ft. Rosemary Brown arena.

The Rosemary Brown arena is expected to open sometime this fall.