By: Erik Taylor

Great Spots for Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks in Toronto & the GTA

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Toronto:
 
The Bentway Skate Trail
Opening: Friday, December 20, 2019 | 12:00 PM – 9PM
Bentway, 250 Fort York Blvd, Toronto
Winter Season at The Bentway will run from December 20 – until February 17, 2020.
The Bentway transforms into a uniquely urban winter wonderland with the December 20 opening of its 220-metre skate trail. More Info: https://www.thebentway.ca/event/the-bentway-skate-trail-holiday-season/
 

Gage Park
Opening: Dec 1, 2019
Monday to Sunday, 10am – 10pm
10150 The Gore Road, Brampton
Gore Meadows is a pay-per-use ice rink. Please visit our drop-in filter for skate times and applicable fees.
More Info: http://www.brampton.ca/EN/residents/Recreation/Programs-Activities/Pages/Outdoor-Skating.aspx
 
 
Colonel Sam Smith Skating Trail, 65 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Road
This park is located along a stretch of wooded shoreline in the Kipling and Lakeshore area. It is home to a variety of plants, trees, birds and other wildlife, as well as a network of paths and the city's first ice skating trail (in a figure-eight shape). The pleasure ice skating trail is located next to the Power House Recreation Centre.
More Info:https://www.toronto.ca/data/parks/prd/facilities/complex/466/index.html
 
 
Nathan Philips Square
Opening: Nov 30, 2019
Monday to Sunday: 9am-10pm
100 Queen St West, Toronto
The skate pavilion and concession at the southwest corner of the Square provides skate rental and change room space, skating rink support facilities, a food concession, public washrooms and a generous upper level roof terrace for residents and visitors to take in the panoramic view of the Square.
More Info:https://www.toronto.ca/data/parks/prd/facilities/complex/1089/index.html
 
 
Harbourfront Centre Natrel Rink
Sunday to Thursday: 9am – 10pm
Friday to Saturday: 9am – 11pm
235 Queens Quay West, Toronto
Set against the beautiful shoreline of Lake Ontario, the city’s most scenic rink awaits! The Natrel Rink has been an unparalleled skating destination in Toronto for more than 30 years. It has a heated indoor change room with lockers and washrooms. Best of all – skating is FREE! More Info: http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/venues/natrelrink/
 
 
DJ Skate Nights
Saturdays, December 14, 2019 – February 15, 2020
235 Queens Quay W, Toronto
Sharpen your skates and skills as Toronto’s number one outdoor winter party returns with another stellar lineup of DJs that will bring the heat to your Saturday nights
More Info: https://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/djskatenights/
 

Free Public Skating at Evergreen Brick Works
Start Date:  December 1, 2018- February 27, 2019
550 Bayview Avenue, Toronto
Skating is back at Evergreen Brick Works!
Experience the magic of one of the best skating rinks in Toronto. The Brick Works’ outdoor skating rink weaves through snow-covered gardens under exposed beams from the roof of the old brick factory. Bring your own skates or rent a pair of ours! Skating is free, and skate rentals are available for $5 a pair.
More Info: https://www.evergreen.ca/evergreen-brick-works/active-living/skating-rink/
 
 
 
 
Mississsauga:
 
Burnhamthorpe Outdoor Rink
1500 Gulleden Drive
The rinks are open daily, weather permitting. These Drop In programs are FREE. Ice Skates are available for rent only at the Celebration Square ice rink.
905-615-4630 December 10, 2018 - MARCH 17, 2019 (weather permitting). More Info:
http://www7.mississauga.ca/Departments/Rec/skating/docs/Outdoor%20Rink%20Schedules%202018-2019.pdf
 
Celebration Square, Mississauga
300 City Centre Dr, Mississauga
Opens Saturday, November 23, 2019 and closes March 20, 2020.
Hours: 10 am to 10:30pm
More Info: https://culture.mississauga.ca/event/celebration-square/skate-square
 
 
Milton:
As long as cold weather is in effect the Town of Milton will continue to flood the rinks to prolong quality skating conditions. For information on conditions or closures, visit the above website. No rentals available. Lights can be turned on by a push button starting at 5:30 pm with automatic shut-off at 11:00 pm. No parking allowed in the outfield.
 
Campbellville (Old) Ball Park
105 Campbell Avenue East, Milton
 
Rotary Park
100 Garden Lane (off Mill Street), Milton
 
 
 
Oakville:
Hours of Operation: Outdoor rinks are open from dawn until dusk. Rinks with outdoor lighting are open until 11p.m.
The town maintains several outdoor neighbourhood skating for your winter enjoyment.
These are unsupervised, use at your own risk, recreational rinks. Outdoor rinks are only open for use if weather conditions allow for rink preparation and ongoing maintenance. 
 
Glenashton Park – 1051 Glenashton Drive
Langtry Park – 2186 Brays Lane
Wallace Park – 245 Reynolds Street
Nottinghill Park – 1150 Nottinghill Gate
Sixteen Hollow Park – 2140 Westoak Trails
Windrush Park – 1225 Windrush Drive
Bloomfield Park – 2531 Westoak Trails Boulevard
Falgarwood Park – 1349 Gainsborough Drive
Millbank Park – 166 Glenashton Drive
Nautical Park – 355 Nautical Boulevard
Clearview Park –1260 Sir David Drive
Trafalgar Park – behind Trafalgar Park Community Centre- 33 Rebecca Street
More Info: https://www.oakville.ca/culturerec/outdoor-ice-rinks.html

 
 
RBC Skate in the Square!
Downtown Oakville, Town Square
Whatever the weather conditions: Sunny, Windy or Chilly, come and skate on the Downtown Oakville Square synthetic ice surface until February 28th for free! Open daily, from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm. Also on Family Day Monday, February 16th from 1:00pm to 3:00 pm there will be Free live entertainment, music and goodies for the whole family too!
 
Bronte Creek Outdoor Skating Rink
1219 Burloak Drive, Oakville (located in the park's DAY-USE area)
Please bring your own helmets and skates, however there are a few sites that offer rentals. Helmets are strongly recommended. All rinks/ surfaces are open weather permitting and are to be used at your own risk.
 

 
Burlington:
 
Lowville Park
6207 Guelph Line, Burlington
 
Rotary Centennial Pond
1340 Lakeshore Rd, Burlington (adjacent to Spencer Smith Park)
Free outdoor ice-skating (weather permitting) for all ages on an artificial ice surface Open 7 days a week from 10:00am to 10:00pm. For closure information during inclement weather, call the Ice Conditions Hotline at 905-634-7263.
More Info: https://www.burlington.ca/en/modules/facilities/Detail.aspx?id=df326a92-8693-4bd5-9fcc-6bd2c6994841



Waterdown:
 
Waterdown Rotary Memorial Park
200 Hamilton Street, Waterdown
The loop is 230 metres long and is surrounded by trees, creating the perfect setting to perfect your stride. Outdoor ice rinks are operated in City parks by community volunteer committees. There is no fee to use the ice rink and there are no equipment skates, helmet, sticks rentals available. When the rink is operational it is open until 11 pm nightly then the lights are shut off. 
More info: https://www.hamilton.ca/parks-recreation/outdoor-fitness/outdoor-skating-rinks