Outdoor Skating Rinks

City Rinks

From the city: Outdoor rinks could be closed temporarily due to weather conditions. Plan your visit and check the status for your rink!

All but a one (Queensway) of Toronto’s outdoor skating rinks are now open. Skate rentals are available at Wallace Emerson, Campbell Avenue, Dufferin Grove and Nathan Phillips Square. There are skating trails at Dieppe, Greenwood, Rennie Park and Colonel Samuel Smith.

You can use the city’s handy chart to find your local rink’s hours right here!

The City will start testing ice safety for skating at Grenadier Pond on January 8th.

Downtown Rinks

Ontario Place is now open for skating as well with skate rentals and sharpening too. Hours are F: 6-11pm, Sa: 10am-11pm, Su: 10am-8pm. Holiday hours are posted here.

Down at Harbourfront, the Natrel rink is open for slippy business with DJ Skate nights on Saturdays all winter!

Skating on The Bentway will open up at 11am January 6th but Evergreen’s Brick Works trail is, sadly, closed this year.

We love, by the way, this beautiful photo essay on Community Rinks from the Globe and Mail last January.

Love Crescent Rink

(Photo credit: Tobi Asmoucha for the Globe and Mail)

Natural and Community Ice Rinks

We love Sorauren Park, Love Crescent and East Lynn’s natural rinks and encourage you to seek out your neighbourhood’s rink organizers and donate some of your time to shovelling or hosing down the ice this winter.

You can find information (some dated, some very timely) on local natural ice rinks on the volunteer-run City Rinks website.

We’ve also linked to the following community group Facebook pages which sometimes give updates of their rink programs.
Please send us a note if you have more (or better) links or updates!

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