Free Outdoor Rinks & Skating Trails To Check Out In Toronto

Free Outdoor Rinks & Skating Trails To Check Out In Toronto

Looking for an activity to enjoy during the winter and holiday season? There are a handful of outdoor ice rinks and skating trails in Toronto that will get you moving. Plus, each of these spots are free. Yes, totally free! Happy skating!

Here are free outdoor Ice rinks & skating trails In Toronto to check out.

The Bentway

The Bentway transforms into a unique urban winter wonderland with the opening of a 220-meter skate trail under the Gardiner Expressway. Ensure to check here before you head over to the unique figure-eight skating experience to ensure the rink is open to skate!

Nathan Philips Square

Every winter the Nathan Phillips Square water fountain turns into an outdoor ice rink. It’s a vibrant, active space in the heart of Toronto to enjoy skating with your friends and family this season.

Evergreen Brick Works

Experience the magic of one of the best free skating rinks in Toronto at Evergreen Brick Works. The Evergreen Brick Works outdoor skating rink weaves through snow-covered gardens under exposed beams from the roof of the old brick factory. The rink is open from December to March, weather permitting.

Greenwood Park

Greenwood Park has a covered outdoor artificial ice rink that is available for skating in the winter, as well as a pleasure ice skating trail located beside the rink! You can pick between the rink or the trail – or take some time skating on both!

High Park

High Park is home to many wildlife and plant species – and come wintertime, an outdoor skating rink! You can enjoy a leisurely skate or participate in some shinny. Check their rink hours here, as the leisurely skate times differ from shinny times.

Christie Pits Park

Historic Christie Pits Park, located on Bloor West is hosting winter outdoor skating on its artificial rink for yet another year! Make sure to check the skating schedule before you head out.

Mel Lastman Square

Mel Lastman Square’s outdoor skating rink will be open for the season all the way until March 27th! The rink seems to always be lively with people skating and having fun.

Trinity Bellwoods Park

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Located south of Dundas Street West on Gore Vale Avenue is the Trinity Bellwoods Park artificial skating rink! The rink is pretty spacious and a great place to learn how to skate if you’re a beginner since there are walls to hold on to if need be.

Colonel Samuel Smith Park

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If you’re more of a fan of skating trails than a classic hockey-like skating rink, check out Colonel Samuel Smith Park‘s figure-eight skating-trail rink this year! It’s located along a stretch of wooded shoreline in the Kipling and Lakeshore area in Toronto.

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