This winter, families can embrace the best of the winter season at Friday Harbour with The Skate Escape. It features ice skating, live entertainment, and more!

Until mid-March (weather-dependent), discover a winter wonderland at this luxury lifestyle resort community on the shores of Lake Simcoe. The outdoor program runs during both the afternoon and evening, and includes a picturesque outdoor rink, chalet cabins and warming lounges, and beautiful wintery lighting and décor.

A highlight of the winter season, The Skate Escape at Friday Harbour is welcome to residents, neighbours, and visitors alike. What’s more, since the event falls on both Valentine’s Day and Family Day weekends, it’s a thoughtful outing to experience with your loved ones!

Friday Harbour Skate Escape

Event Highlights

  • Ice skating with skate rentals available (more information here)
  • Chalet cabins, offering sweet and savoury treats
  • Warming lounges, serving hot chocolate and handcrafted cocktails
  • Canopy lighting and seasonal décor
  • On Saturday afternoons, enjoy a special performance by Mariposa School of Skating, based in nearby Barrie.

Note: Weather conditions may affect programming.

Friday Harbour Skate Escape

Friday Harbour: The Skate Escape

When: January 13 – Mid-March, 2023
Where: Friday Harbour Resort, 3999 Friday Drive, Innisfil
Website: Plan your visit at

Get outside with our list of Winter activities around the GTA here!