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Cool Outdoor Skating Rinks and Skate Trails in Toronto

When we talk about outdoor skating rinks in Toronto, Nathan Philip Square and Harbourfront Centre are probably the first ones come to our minds. However, there are many more places to skate on than those two popular spots in Toronto! The followings are some of the best outdoor skating rinks and skate trails in Toronto that you may or may not heard of:


Colonel Sam Smith Skating Trail

Among the favourites for Torontonians, Colonel Sam Smith Skating Trail is one of the best places to skate in the northwest end of Toronto.


Greenwood Arena

Once you are there you might have a hard time deciding whether you want to skate on Toronto’s first ever outdoor covered ice rink or the skating path. Why not do both and spend an splendid afternoon or evening there!


Sherbourne Common Skating Rink

If you are a fan of looking and admiring at cityscape, Sherbourne Common Skating Rink features a gorgeous Toronto skyline close to the waterfront for your pleasure.


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Bay Adelaide Centre

Those who work in Financial District certainly don’t have to travel far for some skating fix this winter. All they have to do is bring their skates to work and head to Bay Adelaide Centre. Who says break time has to have cigarettes and coffee?

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Ontario Place

The West Island of Ontario Place is Toronto’s new destination for winter activities. The light festival and cozy campefire by the lake will make you feel like you are in a magical winter wonderland.


Riverdale Park East Ice Rink and Skating Trail

Another place to skate this year is the newly improved Riverdale Park East ice rink, the brand new skating trail and winter lounge. This will be a great place to spend an afternoon in East-end Toronto. The grand opening celebration is 11am to 12pm on December 16th, 2018.


The Bentway Skate Trail

Completely new this year is the Bentway Skate Trail currently under construction close to Fort York. Set to open on January 6, 2018, the Bentway is a public space underneath Gardiner Expressway that will utilize an otherwise vacant and forgotten place in Toronto.

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With all these wonderful outdoor skating rinks and skate trails available in Toronto, you will have more reasons to go outside during this winter season! Feel free to tell us your favourite place to skate in Toronto in the comment below.

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