Whether you’ve got in-line rollerblades from the 90’s or quad skates from the 70’s, dust off those old wheels because roller skating is back! Rolling around at parks, roller rinks and special events is a popular recreational activity in summer, whether you’re a newbie or want to show off your old-school moves to your kids. Check out our list of the best spots to participate in this resurgent craze with our Guide to Roller Skating In Toronto and the GTA…

Outdoor Roller Skating

Roller skating is welcome at skateboard parks around town – check out our list here! As well, outdoor rinks, parks and pathways, and skateparks have become informal meeting places where everyone is welcome to join the festivities. Note: There is no monitoring for safety or social distancing in these areas. You can join a social media group such as Roller Skate Toronto on Facebook to keep up with the latest happenings.

Toronto
Alexandra Park – 275 Bathurst Street, Toronto (Closed for 2024 season due to construction)
The Bentway – 250 Fort York Boulevard, Toronto
College Park – 420 Yonge Street, Toronto
Colonel Samuel Smith Park – 3145 Lake Shore Boulevard, Etobicoke
Greenwood Park – 150 Greenwood Avenue, Toronto
High Park Rink – 300 Colborne Lodge Drive, Toronto
Kew Gardens – 2075 Queen St. East, Toronto
Leaside Spur Trail – East of Leslie Street between York Mills and Eglinton Ave. East, Don Mills/North York
Martin Goodman Trail – Waterfront from Humber Bridge to Balmy Beach, Toronto
Riverdale Park East Rink – 550 Broadview Ave., Toronto
Toronto Islands – Centre Island, 9 Queens Quay West, Toronto
Trinity Bellwoods Park – 790 Queen St. West, Toronto
Underpass Park – 29 Lower River Street, Toronto
Vanderhoof Skatepark (in Leonard Linton Park) – 60 Research Road, East York
Wallace Emerson Park – 1260 Dufferin Street, Toronto

Further Afield
Hamilton Waterfront Outdoor Rink – Pier 8 – 47 Discovery Drive, Hamilton – Skate rental available
Richmond Green Sports Centre – 1300 Elgin Mills Road East, Richmond Hill

ActiveTO Program
You can also use your roller blades and skates during the road closures via the ActiveTO program that continues throughout the summer if you’d rather hit the roads instead of rinks.

Indoor Roller Skating

Rollerpony (18+)
Where: 75 Westmore Drive, Etobicoke
For a unique date night, head to Rollerpony to take lessons and go for a whirl as DJs spin a mixed and ever-changing playlist of current and classic skate tunes!

Scooter’s Roller Palace 
Where: 2105 Royal Windsor Drive, Mississauga
This 24,500 square-foot space features a huge rink with terrazzo surface, perfect for roller skating! It’s a good idea to check their schedule as they host both all-ages and adult sessions.

Roller Skating Event Organizers

SUSO Skate Co. 
SUSO Skate Co. is a touring roller rink pop-up experience with current locations in Toronto, North York and Hamilton (with Oshawa on the way), including themed music parties and skate rentals, plus they also run lessons in Toronto and North York.

  • Toronto — The Bentway Skate Trail, 250 Fort York Blvd., Toronto
  • North York — CF Shops at Don Mills, Parkade Rooftop, 22 Marie Labatte Road, Toronto
  • Hamilton — Pier 8, 47 Discovery Drive, Hamilton

Retro Rollers 
This skate shop is hosting events at the Boardwalk in Kitchener this summer, plus they also host courses, classes and events around Southern Ontario.

Wander into our full list of Parks & Parkways here!