Vancouver 2010: Robson Square Signature Celebration Site

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Robson Square Signature Celebration Site
Where: Robson Square, duh! (map for out of towners)
When: February 12-28 (10am to Midnight)
Cost: Free (except if you need to rent skates $3)
We continue our Vancouver 2010 Olympics guide with another site for free celebrations and much more (2010 Zip line anyone!). Robson Square has a jam packed schedule and best of all its FREE for all to enjoy.
During the 2010 Winter Games, the Province’s signature celebration site at Robson Square will feature live entertainment, sport demonstrations, light shows, video displays, and fun for the whole family.

Download the FULL ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE.

Featured programming at Robson Square during the 2010 Olympic Winter Games (from February 12-28) includes:

Aboriginal Showcase

A showcase of the talents, traditions and contemporary expressions of B.C.’s Aboriginal people with performers including three-time World Champion Hoop Dancer Alex Wells, the Yinka Dene Drum Group, Métis Cultural Dancers, Le-La-La Dancers, and the Nisga’a Ts’amiks Dancers.

When: Daily at 12:30 p.m.

First Nations Carving Exhibit

Located in a temporary gallery on the northeast side of the Georgia Street Plaza, will feature Musqueam artist Susan Point and Coast Salish artists demonstrating their creative skill.

When: Daily from noon to 8:00 p.m.

BC Kids

Fun programs with B.C.’s best children’s performers including Bobs and Lolo, Rick Scott, and The Kerplunks. In addition, there will be amazing acrobatic, circus and theatrical arts shows by Vancouver’s CircusWest.

When: Weekends at noon and 1:00 p.m.; CircusWest daily at 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 5:00 p.m., and 6:30 p.m.

BC Live

Showcasing B.C. musicians and artists representing all regions and cultures with family entertainment to world-beat fusion to B.C.’s best indie bands. Performers include Jim Byrnes, Mother Mother, Hey Ocean, Alex*Cuba, The Left, Jaydee Bixby, Said The Whale, and the Paperboys.

When: Nightly at 10:00 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.

BC Spirit Showcase: Music! Culture! Community!

Featuring local community and multicultural performers, as well as established, amateur and up-and-coming musicians from B.C. Performers include M’Girl, Shari Ulrich, Pastiche, Gypsalero, Tiller’s Folly, Alpha Yaya Diallo, Showstoppers, Ache Brasil, Strathcona Chinese Dance Company, and Il Voce.

When: Various showtimes daily

BC Street Jam

Engaging performances on Robson Street showcasing the unique talents of the best of B.C.’s street artists, including the Stunt Superstar Aaron Gregg, the Checkerboard Guy, Junkyard Symphony, and the Bigger Balloon Guy.

When: Various showtimes daily and nightly

Meet The Mascots On Ice

A fun, family show featuring the Vancouver 2010 mascots and their friends as they skate, dance and sing in celebration of the Games.

When: Daily at 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m .

Free Skating at GE Plaza

From now until the Games wind up, there’s free ice skating at GE Plaza in the square.

When: The rink is open to the public daily from noon until 9 p.m., weather permitting. For current conditions and events at GE Plaza, please click here or call 604-646-3559.

Ignite the Dream

A spectacular and innovative evening show that will light up the sky featuring specialized lighting, pyrotechnics, lasers, projected images, and performers high above the ground.

When: Nightly at 9:30 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.

Zipline at Robson Square – Opens February 12, 2010

The zipline – at over 550 feet long – will enhance the festive atmosphere at Robson Square and create a unique thrilling experience for visitors to the downtown Vancouver area.

When: Daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.[source]

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