It sure does feel like winter outside, which means the season of outdoor skating is about to begin! When it comes to outdoor skating rinks, Toronto has no shortage of fantastic options. From ice trails through the city to DJ skate nights in the heart of downtown, these rinks will make you want to lace up your skates all season long.

Here are some of Toronto’s most popular outdoor skating rinks and their opening dates for the 2022-23 season.

Union Winter Free Public Skating Rink


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The free public skating rink is located in front of the transit hub. You’ll get to glide along the ice with views of the city all around you and a live DJ supplying the tunes.

Ice skates and helmets are available for free at Union Holiday, and are provided on a first come, first-served basis. But, feel free to bring skates if you own a pair.

Where: Union Station, 65 Front Street West
When: November 28th, 2022 to January 29th, 2023

Evergreen Brick Works Skating Rink

Toronto’s old brick factory will host public skating at its picturesque rink this winter, which is said to be one of the best in the city.

The Evergreen Brick Works outdoor skating rink “weaves through snow-covered gardens under exposed beams from the roof of the old brick factory,” according to the description.

Where: 550 Bayview Avenue
When: December 17th, 2022 to March 5th, 2023 (select dates)

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Barbara Ann Scott Ice Trail 


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This five-metre-wide ice skating trail opened in 2019 and is located right in the heart of downtown.

It’s also the first exterior skating path in North America to “incorporate state-of-the-art carbon dioxide technology in its refrigeration system,” according to the City of Toronto

To celebrate its reopening for the winter season, Downtown Yonge BIA will be hosting a big party on November 26th with activities and entertainment for all people of all ages.

Where: College Park, Toronto
When: November 26th, 2022 to March 19th, 2023

Colonel Samuel Smith Park Trail


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Tucked away, next to the Power House Recreation Centre near Humber Lakeshore campus, you’ll find the Colonel Samuel Smith Skating Trail. It’s in the shape of a figure 8 so you can do an infinite amount of laps this winter.

Where: 65 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Road
When: November 26th, 2022 to March 19th, 2023

Nathan Philips Square


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The iconic rink at Toronto’s City Hall is opening at the end of this month for another season of outdoor skating. The glow of the city lights, the twinkling decorated archways above the rink and the colourful Toronto sign only add to the fun atmosphere at this popular spot.

This rink also has skate rentals you can purchase if you don’t have your own.

Where: Nathan Phillips Square
When: November 26th, 2022 to March 19th, 2023

City of Toronto Public Outdoor Skating Rinks


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There are dozens of free outdoor skating rinks located around the city. Many of them open on November 26th, and the remainder will open on December 3rd.

Each rink is equipped with various facilities, like indoor change rooms, washrooms, and even skate rentals. You can check the City of Toronto’s website for detailed descriptions of each rink and its opening hours.

Where: See all locations
When: November 26th, 2022 to March 19th, 2023 or December 3rd, 2022 to February 26th, 2023