Toronto Public Skating

Toronto Public SkatingSkating is iconic in Canada and has long been a favoured winter activity for many Canadians. Lacing up those skates with family and friends is a great way to stay healthy while having fun over the winter months. And good news: free Toronto public skating makes this wintertime activity even easier!

Starting in November, the Natrel Rink at Harbourfront Centre offers free public skating 7 days a week. Skaters can enjoy the outdoor rink, music and the beautiful views of Lake Ontario, all while getting in some winter exercise. The rink even provides skate and helmet rentals – so if you don’t have your own equipment you can still get out there on the ice.

Toronto Public Skating Rinks

The Harbourfront Centre is by no means the only location to offer free public skating. Here is a short list of just some of the other rinks around the city offering public skating on a regular basis:

  • Agincourt Rec Centre

    • Wednesday and Thursday from 4:30-6, Saturday from 6:30-8 pm.
  • Bayview Arena

    • Sunday from 2:30-4:30 pm, Wednesday and Saturday from 7-9 pm.
  • Downsview Arena

    • Sunday from 3:45-4:45 pm, Wednesday from 7:15-9:15 pm, Saturday 7-9 pm.
  • Herbert H.Carnegie Centennial Centre

    • Sunday from 12-2 pm, Monday from 6:45-8 pm, Tuesday 12:30-2:30 pm.
  • McGregor Park Community Centre

    • Thursday 6:30-8 pm, Friday 4-6 pm, Saturday 7:15-8:30 pm.
  • Park Lawn Rink

    • Sunday 4:30-6 pm, Friday 6:45-8:15 pm, Saturday 3:15-4:45 pm.
  • Pleasantview Community Centre

    • Sunday from 2:30-430 pm, Tuesday and Saturday 7-9 pm.
  • Victoria Village Arena

    • Sunday 2:30-4:30 pm, Monday 7:30-8:30 pm, Saturday 7:30-9:30 pm.

For a more detailed list of Toronto public skating rinks, visit Also bear in mind that times may change over the course of the season, so make sure to check updates regularly.

Suffering From a Skating Injury?

Before you head out on the ice, remember that whether you skate on a regular basis or just like to enjoy the occasional spin around the rink, there is always a chance of injury.  If you are suffering from a skating injury, or are dealing with another injury that you fear might impact your ability to pull off the perfect triple axel to impress your friends, professional treatment might be wise.  Physiotherapy can work wonders for an injury or pain that can affect your skating prowess – so consider talking to someone at a sports medicine clinic before you lace-up.

Return to your favourite activities faster with a custom physiotherapy program

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For more information about Toronto public skating or to find out about how physiotherapy can help get you ready, contact Athletic Edge Sports Medicine by calling 1 (416) 800-0800 or visit us online at

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