There is nothing like feeling the crisp winter air as you zoom around a corner of the skating rink. Although the cold isn’t for everyone, there are several things we like about winter including all the cool outdoor skating rinks that open up in Toronto. Check out our top picks for the best skating rink to try in Toronto below!
Natrel Rink at Harbourfront Centre
Location: 253 Queens Quay West, Toronto
Hours: Sunday to Thursday from 9 am – 10 pm
Friday to Saturday from 9 am – 11 pm
Details: The Natrel Rink is located on the shoreline of Lake Ontario with prominent views of Toronto’s CN Tower. The skating rink has a heated indoor change room with lockers and washrooms. Skating is free however there are affordable skate and helmet rentals in the skate change room.
Distance: 20-minute walk from One King West Hotel & Residence
Nathan Phillips Square
Location: 100 Queen St W, Toronto
Hours: Every day from 10 am – 10 pm
Details: The skating rink at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto provides skate rentals ($5 for children and $10 for adults), change room space, food concessions, public washrooms and a roof terrace overlooking the square. It is opened until March 22, 2020.
Distance: 10-minute walk from One King West & Residence
Location: 250 Fort York Blvd, Toronto
Hours: Monday to Friday from 5 pm – 9 pm
Saturday to Sunday from 12 pm – 9 pm
Details: After the new year, the Bentway transforms into a 220 metre, figure-eight skating trail in downtown Toronto. It also offers an on-site winter village which serves hot chocolate and both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages for skaters. Skate and helmet rentals are available for $10 for adults and $5 for children. The skating rink it opened until February 17.
Distance: 10-minute drive from One King West Hotel & Residence
Location: 550 Bayview Ave, Toronto
Hours: Friday from 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday from 10 am – 5 pm
Details: The Evergreen Brick Works outdoor skating rink weaves through a wintery pine garden under the old brick factory just a bit outside of Toronto’s downtown core. One unique feature of this skating rink is that it uses an ECO CHILL® refrigeration system for sustainable cooling. This rink will be opened until March, weather permitting.
Distance: 12-minute drive from One King West Hotel & Residence
Colonel Samuel Smith Skating Trail
Location: 65 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Dr, Toronto
Hours: Every day from 9 am – 10 pm
Details: This figure-eight skating trail located in the west end of Toronto is free of charge to the public and is appropriate for all levels of skaters. The Power House Recreation Centre has a change room and washroom for all skaters however there are no skate rentals on-site.
Distance: 20-minute drive from One King West Hotel & Residence
Winter is one of the best seasons to explore the vibrant city of Toronto. One King West Hotel & Residence can help bring your visit to the next level with its historically charming building and prime downtown location.