4 Skating Spots to Glide This Winter

Jan 20, 2020

Although few of us can attempt the triple axel, it’s still fun to glide across the slippery icy surface with friends and loved ones. Have a little fun outdoors! Lace up your skates, sharpen your blades and head to these majestic skating spots this winter.

The Bentway Skate Trail | 250 Fort York Blvd, Toronto, ON

Located beneath the Gardner Expressway, you may skate the long 220-metre figure-eight trail. Bring your own skates or rent a pair for the night! Brave the elements with snuggly blankets, warm drinks, warming lounges, and fire pits. The vacant space was converted a few years ago and Torontonians have been loving it ever since.

Visit: https://www.thebentway.ca/


Nathan Phillips Square | 100 Queen St W, Toronto, ON

One of the busier skating rinks, it’s a natural tourist attraction being in such close proximity to the Eaton’s Centre. Highly equipped with skate rentals, change rooms, stunning lights and just steps from food trucks. Enjoy a view of the city hall with crowds of fellow Torontonians this winter!

Visit: https://www.toronto.ca/data/parks/prd/facilities/complex/1089/index.html


Colonel Samuel Smith Park | 145 Lake Shore Boulevard West, Toronto ON

For those with their own skating gear, head down to this scenic skating trail in the Lakeshore and Kipling area. A beautifully large figure-eight path with free admission and parking. It’s a naturally spectacular setting; home to birds, trees, and other wildlife.

Visit: https://www.toronto.ca/data/parks/prd/facilities/complex/466/index.html


Mattamy Athletic Centre | 50 Carlton Street, Toronto ON

Skate like a Maple Leaf pro at the old Maple Leaf Gardens! On February 17, 2020, bring your family and friends for a free community skate from 11am to 1pm on Mattamy Homes Home Ice. Alternatively, if you are in the mood for a little pickup hockey, they host shinny sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays from January 14th to March 31st.

Visit: https://www.mattamyathleticcentre.ca/open-times-shinny-schedule