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Outdoor Skating in Toronto in 2019

Saturday, January 12, 2019

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Outdoor City Rinks

All but 6 of Toronto’s 52 outdoor skating rinks are open! You can use the city’s handy chart to find your local rink’s hours right here!

Withrow and the new loop at Queensway Park are slated to open this month.

Note: The city has not yet started testing ice safety for skating at Grenadier Pond for 2019.

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 (plus the upcoming loop at Queensway).

Outdoor Rinks at Ontario Place, Harbourfront, the Bentway, and Brick Works

Ontario Place is open for skating as well with skate rentals and sharpening too. Hours are F: 5-11pm, Sa: 3-11pm, Su: 3-10pm with Skate Parties scheduled here throughout the winter.

Down at Harbourfront, the Natrel rink is now open from 9am to 10pm Sunday through Thursday and until 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays with DJ Skate Nights on Saturdays until February 16.

Skating on The Bentway is opens and on January 6th from 12pm to 9pm and on Friday & Saturday from 12 to 10pm. Starting January 7th, there will be skating Monday through Thursdays from 5 to 9pm; Fridays from 5 to 10pm; Saturdays 12 to 10pm and Sundays from 12 to 9pm. Skate rentals are free on Thursdays and from the 7th on, there’s a warming hut and snacks and hot beverages are available on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays!

Evergreen’s Brick Works trail features skating on their beautiful outdoor trail on Fridays, Saturday, Sundays and holidays from 10am to 5pm. On Saturdays and Sundays, the Winter Garden runs daily Family Nature Walks. Check here to confirm rink conditions.

Natural and Community Ice Rinks

If your community is hosting a local rink this year, please send us a link – whether you want to call out for volunteers or shout out rink hours and shinny times, please help us spread the word!