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Winter Fun Guide: Outdoor Skating Rinks

Outdoor Skating Rinks

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Outdoor Skating Rinks GTA

An ever-growing guide to outdoor natural and synthetic skating rinks in York Region, Durham, Toronto, Peel and Halton Region. Find a rink near you to spend a fun, fresh, memorable day with the family or recommend a rink to add to our list by commenting below.

All skating facilities are dependent on the ice and weather conditions. Not all rinks are supervised by parks staff, always check that the rink is safe and do not skate when warning flags are displayed. Be sure younger children always wear a helmet.


Union Holiday Outdoor Rink

Union Station, Toronto, ON
Large outdoor rink approximately half of the size of an NHL ice rink. Open daily (weather permitting) from December 9 to January 4. Features a warming lounge, free rentals, holiday shopping and gift wrapping and washrooms. Check website for schedules.

Nathan Phillips Square

Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto, ON
Toronto’s famous ice rink at Nathan Phillips Square is beautiful outdoor rink in the heart of Toronto, just steps away from the Toronto Eaton Centre. Open daily from 9 am to 10 pm. Skate sharpening and rentals, snack bar and washrooms.

The Bentway Skate Trail

250 Fort York Blvd, Toronto, ON
A 220m trail and series of public spaces, knits together seven local neighbourhoods. The Bentway offers year-round activities and events, including gardens, a skating rink, recreational amenities, public markets, public art, special exhibitions, festivals, theatre and musical performances and more. Located under the Gardiner Expressway right beside the Fort York Visitor Centre. Skate sharpening and rentals available. Curated food and beverage options on select dates, and an expanded winter village full of snuggly blankets, warming lounges, and fire pits. Open daily from noon to 9pm on weekdays, noon to 10pm on weekends until February 18, 2019.

Ontario Place Outdoor Rink

955 Lake Shore Blvd. West, Toronto ON
Lighted, synthetic ice rink, Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays evenings. Rentals and sharpening available. Special Skate parties on Saturday nights. See website for schedules.
tel: 416-314-9900  website

Evergreen Winter Village Outdoor Skating

Picturesque skating rink in Koerner Gardens of Evergreen Brick Works. Free public skate hours. Skating is free, and skate rentals are available for $5 a pair. Open weekends December through to March, plus Wednesday night public skate starting in January.

Don Mills Skating Oval

Outdoor oval ice circuit at the Shops at Don Mills.
1090 Don Mills Road, Toronto, ON website

Harbourfront Centre Ice Rink

The Natrel Rink has been an unparalleled skating destination in Toronto for 30 years. It has a heated indoor change room with lockers and washrooms. Best of all – skating is FREE! Hot food and drinks are available at the rink-side restaurant. website

For a listing of more of Toronto’s outdoor rinks click here





7373 Reesor Road, Markham
An Old-Fashioned Outdoor Ice Rink, with wood stove heated indoor changing area, snacks, beverages and washroom facilities.
Note: CLOSED for the SEASON

Markham Civic Centre Ice Rink

101 Town Centre Blvd, (Hwy 7 & Warden Avenue) Markham, ON
Lighted, artificial ice rink. Open 10 am to 10 pm daily. Heated change rooms.
tel: 905-415-7535  website

Toogood Pond

Located on Carlton Road just west of Main Street Unionville
tel: 905-415-7535  website

Markham Museum

9350 Hwy 48 (Just north of at 16th Avenue), Markham
tel: 905 294-4576 website

Mews Park Outdoor Rink

Two small outdoor rinks maintained by local residents.
Cornell Park Avenue & Country Glen Road. In Cornell, Markham, ON (map)

Whiteshill Outdoor Rink

A small outdoor rink maintained by local residents.
Whiteshill Blvd, just east of Ninth Line, Cornell, Markham (map)

Markham Village Library Rink

Rink is located behind the parking lot
6031 Highway 7,  Markham ON (Hwy 7 & 48)

Mint Leaf Park

A small outdoor rink maintained by local residents.
Fincham Avenue just East of Larkin, Markham, ON map


Memorial Park Outdoor Rink

Park Drive & Burkholder, Stouffville ON map

Rupert Park Outdoor Rink

Rupert Avenue and W Lawn Crecent, Stouffville, ON map

Byers Pond Way Outdoor Rink

Located on Byers Pond Way, Stouffville, ON map



Glen Shields Outdoor Rink

140 Glen Shields Avenue, Thornhill tel: 905 415-7535 website

Garnet A. Williams Outdoor Rink

501 Clark Avenue West, Thornhill, Ontario L4K 4E5  website

Dufferin Clark Outdoor Rink

1441 Clark Avenue West, Thornhill, Ontario L4J 7R4 website


Richmond Hill/Vaughan

Richmond Green Skate Trail

A 250 metre long trail. Heated washrooms and change rooms. Lighted for evening skating. Open 10am to 10pm daily.
1300 Elgin Mills Road East, Richmond Hill, ON L4S 1M5 website

Mill Pond

Skate on the natural ice of Mill Pond. Be safe and make sure the ice is safe before skating by checking the signage posted at the south end of the pond.
At the corner of Mill Street and Trench Street, Richmond Hill, ON website

Crosby Park

Weather dependant. An ice skating surface is often built at the Crosby Park baseball diamond.
Crosby Avenue & Newkirk Road, Richmond Hill, ON L4C 3G6 map

Chancellor Park Outdoor Rink

350 Ansley Grove Avenue, Woodbridge, Ontario L4L 5C9 website

Father Ermanno Bulfon Outdoor Rink

8141 Martin Grove Road, Woodbridge, Ontario L4L 3W3 website

Vellore Village Outdoor Rink

1 Villa Royale Avenue, Woodbridge, Ontario L4H 2Z7 website



Ada Johnson Park Outdoor Rink

Light and operational until 11:00 pm nightly.
Ada Johnson Park, Aurora, ON (corner of Conover and Heartwell Way) map

Confederation Park Outdoor Rink

Light and operatational until 11:00 pm nightly.
Confederation Park, Aurora, ON  map

Machell Park Outdoor Rink

Light and operatational until 11:00 pm nightly.
Machell Park, Aurora ON map

Town Park Outdoor Rink

Light and operatational until 11:00 pm nightly.
Town Park, Aurora ON map

Lion’s Park Outdoor Rink

424 D’Arcy Street, Newmarket, ON map


Port Perry Marina Outdoor Rink

Large skating rink located by the waterfront front park at the Marina
Port Perry, Ontario

Millennium Square Outdoor Rink

Brand new synthetic outdoor rink located in Millennium Square at the bottom of Liverpool Road in Pickering.
Open daily, 9 am – 9 pm, during the winter. map


Mississauga Celebration Square

‘Skate on the Square’ at one of the largest rinks in the GTA – open from late November to March each year. Skate rentals and skate sharpening service available.
300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga, ON website

Burnhamthorpe Covered Outdoor Rink

This outdoor covered rink offers two heated dressing rooms, artificial ice refinished by the zamboni, entirely covered by a gazebo style roof to allow skating and hockey rain, snow or shine. The rink also features players benches, rink boards, and glass surround the entire playing surface. See website for public skate and shinny times.
1500 Gulleden Drive, Mississauga, ON tel: 905-615-4630 website

Woodhurst Heights Park

Woodhurst Heights is a great neighbourhood rink for public skating. Located behind the Glen Commons plaza at Glen Erin Dr. and the Collegeway. Open 10 am to 9 pm daily (weather permitting).
3499 Ash Row Crescent, Mississauga, ON  tel: 905-615-4770 website


Bronte Creek Giant Outdoor Skating Rink

Skate rentals available. Weather permitting – see website for conditions.
1219 Burloak Drive, Oakville, ON L6M 4J7 website

Centennial Rotary Pond

An outdoor skating rink overlooking Spencer Smith Park and Lake Ontario. The rink usually opens the second weekend of December weather permitting. This rink is for leisure skating only. Free skate lending program.
1340 Lakeshore Road, Burlington, ON L7S 1B1 website


Simcoe County Museum Skating Trail

A 1 kilometer skating trail that winds along along the museum’s heritage buildings and through scenic forest pathways. Open evenings on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., weather permitting.  Admission prices include admission to the Museum. Located at the Simcoe County Museum, 1151 Highway 26, Minesing ON website

Collingwood Central Park Outdoor Skating Rink

The outdoor rink is open each day weather permitting.
250 Hume Street, Collingwood, ON website

Woodview Mountaintop Skating Trail

Woodview is located at the top of Blue Mountain and can be accessed via Scenic Caves Road. Winter tires are recommended. Admission fees apply. website

Discovery Harbour Skate Trail

A 1 km scenic loop around the historic site of Discovery Harbour in Penetanguishene. A free shuttle takes visitors to Garrison Hall and the Skate Blade Café warming centre selling hot chocolate, refreshments and snacks. Admission fees apply. website

Fern Resort Skate Trail

A 1.5 km wooded skate trail in Ontario’s Lake Country. The trail is lit with torches for evening skating. Enjoy a skate by torchlight and finish off your evening warming yourself by the bonfire. website

Memorial Park Skate Trail

Located in Bracebridge, this free skate trail winds around Memorial Park.
Manitoba Street and Kimberly Avenue, Bracebridge website

Arrowhead Provincial Park Skating Trail

A 1.3-kilometre trail in Huntsville that winds through the beauty of the Muskoka forest. Worth the drive, and a perfect winter day trip. Opens in December each year, weather permitting.
451 Arrowhead Park Road, Huntsville ON Twitter Feed

Do you know of a rink local to you that you’d like to share? Comment below to add it to this page.

Disclaimer: Please check with the rinks you are heading out to. Outdoor rinks are weather permitting. Community groups run and maintain many of the rinks listed in this community guide, and may not necessarily operate them every year. If you know of a rink on our list that no longer operates please comment below to let our readers know. Thank you.

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