With rosy cheeks and mitten hands, you can skate, spin or shinny at these outdoor skating rinks in the Greater Toronto Area. Outdoor skating is one of those rare activities that families of all ages can enjoy together during the long and cold winter months. Read on for the top picks, both city owned and other, from us at Family Fun Toronto.

There are 52 City of Toronto outdoor artificial rink locations plus many natural skating surfaces. You can see the full list of them here.

A few things to note for the City of Toronto outdoor rinks:

  • The 2020/21 season begins on November 28, 2020 and continues until March 21, 2021 (weather permitting.)
  • Typical operating hours are 9 am to 10 pm, but may vary by location so be sure to check each schedule
  • No change rooms or lockers are available for use.
  • Capacity is limited to 25 under the current Covid restrictions
  • You can book time online for participating locations (Recreational Reservations)

Skating Trail OutdoorColonel Sam Smith Skating Trail

This one-of-a-kind outdoor rink in Etobicoke expands into a figure-eight shape and covers 250 metres of ice trail. Located near lots of wildlife and natural beauty.

Type: Leisure Skating
Address: 3145 Lake Shore Blvd W
Website: www.toronto.ca

outdoor skating rinks torontoEvergreen Brick Works

** 20/21 season on hold **
Rentals, free public skating, lessons and more and this beautiful rink that weaves through the surrounding gardens.

Type: Leisure Skating
Address: 550 Bayview Ave
Website: www.evergreen.ca

Greenwood Park Outdoor Skating

Greenwood Park

This one has it all! A pleasure skating trail as well as a rink for playing an invigorating game of recreation shinny. It’s the first covered outdoor rink, located in East York.

Type: Leisure Skating & Shinny
Address: 150 Greenwood Ave
Website: www.toronto.ca

Mel Lastman outdoor skatingMel Lastman Square

The small pond at Mel Lastman Square makes for a great family skating rink in winter time! Located in North York district and great for beginners to enjoy an afternoon of leisure.

Type: Leisure Skating
Address: 5100 Yonge St
Website: www.toronto.ca

Nathan Philips Square Outdoor SkatingNathan Phillips Square

Skate under the Freedom Arches at this popular outdoor ice rink, which has skate rentals and indoor change rooms available.

Type: Leisure Skating
Address: 100 Queen St W
Website: www.toronto.ca

Trinity Bellwoods Outdoor SkatingTrinity Bellwoods

Located in a park that is a hub for recreational activity during all seasons. Public skate, casual shinny games and even registered lessons are available here.

Type: Leisure Skating & Shinny
Address: Gore Vale Avenue
Website: www.toronto.ca

Lace up those skates & enjoy these outdoor skating rinks in Toronto this winter!