Whistler opens outdoor skating rink: Free admission and $5 skates
Outdoor Skating Rink: Funny that it's taken so long for Whistler to have an outdoor skating rink, but this season marks its debut. Located at the great lawn and pavilion of Whistler Olympic Plaza (home of the medals ceremonies and outdoor concerts during the 2010 Winter Games), admission is free. Hours are 11 AM - 9 PM daily with special hours on holidays (Dec. 25, 12-4; Dec. 31, 11-5 and 7-11 PM for New Year's Eve ticket holders). Skate rentals are available for $5 from 11 AM - 2 PM and 6-9 PM.