Ice skating

With picturesque outdoor skating rinks and state-of-the-art indoor skating facilities, Ontario is the ultimate destination for ice skating enthusiasts.

Embrace this classic winter tradition on an urban skating rink, or glide across a frozen lake. You can even skate under the stars on an ice skating trail through snow-covered forests lit up in the evenings with tiki torches and fire pits. Skating arenas allow you to sharpen your skills and practice your spins all year round.

Lace up your skates and discover the adventures on ice that await in Ontario.

Quick guide to ice skating in Ontario

What to wear ice skating

Wear breathable, layered clothing that’s comfortable to move around in. You’ll also want to wear gloves, scarves and a toque. Helmets are advised for children.

Ice safety

Use extreme caution before heading out on a frozen lake or river in Ontario.

Know before you go

Ice skate rentals

Often public skating rinks and skate trails will offer ice skate rentals. Check in advance and inquire about reservations.

Travel tips and trip ideas

From suggested itineraries to health and safety and getting around in Ontario, here’s all the information you need to plan your next trip.

Last updated: August 17, 2023

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