I love, love, love this place!
In the spring and summer months, Kerrisdale transforms their skating arena into a playground for toddlers and kids (up to 12 years old). Admission is 3 dollars for children 6 months to 2 years old. The toddler area is perfect for wobbly yet energetic tikes. There’s plenty to do and it’s safe, safe, safe. I feel comfortable letting Caden loose without fear of environmental factors like trafffic, dogs, big kids etc… He’s free to roam in this enclosed but spacious, “no shoes, socks mandatory” environment.
The odd time, I sneak in a coffee and it’s like I’ve died and gone to heaven. I can actually relax while I wander around behind Caden. There’s so much to do that he’s entertained for a full 30 – 40 minutes. He races between the slides, play houses, forts, obstacle courses, and bouncy castles (not to mention the foosball tables and air hockey table we discovered last vistit). Nothing is funnier than a 23 month old playing air hockey. I actually enjoyed our game; that is, until he got more interested in scoring on his own goal.
I highly recommend a visit to the Play Palace but you’d better hurry, the last day is September 2nd. After that, the arena will, once again, be used for hockey and skating lessons.
Thank you Play Palace for giving us some good times; for making sharing fun; for teaching us to jump with two feet and, most importantly, for giving us somewhere to play away from the the blazing sun. Sniff…sniff, we’ll miss you. We’ll also miss the vanilla ice cream cones we got next door at McDonalds (does that make me a bad Mother…I blame the teething for the ice cream…that’s my story and I’m sticking to it)
Kerrisdale Cyclone Taylor Arena
5670 East Boulevard Vancouver, BC
(Corner of East Boulevard and 41st, behind McDonalds)
Arena Office: 604-257-8121