5 Places To Go Skating This Winter Downtown

Nathan Phillips Square


I feel like this one’s a given but still, how pretty is Nathan Phillips Square all lit up for Christmas? Try to avoid the busy times during the evenings and weekends and check out this rink during weekday afternoons if you can! Skate rentals only $10 for two hours.


Harbourfront Centre


A great alternative for a large outdoor rink, with an even better view of Lake Ontario. You might get a little cold skating here but their DJ skate nights always got some fire tunes to keep you warm. No skates? No problem, rentals are only $10 for two hours.


Lake Devo


Looking for something to do in-between classes? Lake Devo is open to the public for skating all winter long, so bring your skates and grab some friends for some fun on campus.


The Mattamy Athletic Centre 


Want to go skating but don’t like the snow and cold? Check out the Mattamy Athletic Centre’s free skating nights for staff and students as well as their community skate days. Don’t forget to grab some hot chocolate from concession stands!


Arrowhead Provincial Park

Okay so technically this park isn’t downtown, but I couldn’t resist. How beautiful is this skating trail? Up your skate and Insta-game at the same time by making a quick day trip to this provincial park, especially on one of their famous fire and ice nights!


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