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 transforms into a unique urban winter wonderland with the opening of a 220-meter skate trail under the Gardiner Expressway. It’s the fifth year running for this unique figure-eight skating experience starting December 17. Over the holidays skating will be open every day from 12pm-9pm.
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 and even features an ECO CHILL® refrigeration system for sustainable cooling.
Head over to Union Station’s biggest skating rink yet this year, as a part of Union Winter presented by TD! There will be DJ skate nights on Fridays and Saturdays as well as weekly free skating lessons on Tuesdays. Don’t have skates? Don’t fret. They are even offering free skate rentals! Register here as spots are limited.
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 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.
Colonel Samuel Smith Park
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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