Every year Olympic Plaza in Calgary turns into the city's own little version of New York's Rockefeller Center. \nThere are tons of twinkle lights, a giant illuminated Christmas tree, and so many smiling faces.\nThe ice skating rink opens in mid-November each year and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. There are even skate rentals onsight. \nEditor's Choice: Alberta Councillor Doubles Down On Push To 'Stop Feeding' Homeless People\n\n\n“\n\n\nSkating is free of charge\n\n\nCity of Edmonton\n\n\n\nIf you surf through the stunning photos online, you'll come across a few engagement shots because it's truly one of the most romantic spots in the city.\nA perfect date idea or night out with friends. Bring some hot chocolate and get ready to dive head-first into the Holiday spirit. \nWhile the official opening date has not yet been announced, we can expect it to re-open any day now. \nYou better get those skates sharpened, because it's time to take a trip to little New York, AKA downtown Calgary.