• Outdoor Ice Rinks are permitted to remain open subject to conditions. Indoor arenas are closed. Change rooms at outdoor rinks are closed and lockers are unavailable.
  • Masks/ Face Coverings - At the advice of Toronto Public Health, Masks or cloth face coverings are mandatory at all times both on and off the ice and while waiting in line.
  • Nathan Philips Square Skate Rental Reduced Hours - Starting January 13, 2021 to accommodate the new Provincial Restrictions, the Skate Rental at NPS will operate with reduced hours of Noon- 8pm 7 days a week with the last rental at 7pm.

Welcome To Winter :

  • Toronto's 54 outdoor artificial ice rinks open on Saturday, November 28, 2020 until March Break (weather permitting). General Hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Outdoor Rink Reservations

  • Reservations for Non-residents: Non-Toronto residents are no longer permitted to book skate reservations online, for skates effective February 3, 2021.
  • There is a 25-person limit for outdoor ice rinks. Learn how to reserve a time to skate at Recreation Reservations.  
  • In order to make a reservation, people are required to register with eFun and obtain at client and family PIN number by calling 416-396-7378 (extended hours Monday -Friday 8am-8pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am-3pm).
  • Reservations are encouraged for outdoor Walk Fit and skating at the City’s outdoor rinks. A small number of spots will be reserved for people who are not able to make a reservation online.
  • Beginning December 14th you can reserve your skate time at 8am for up to 7 days in advance.  
  • Reservation Cancellations can be made by contacting the Recreation Customer Service line Monday -Friday between 8:00am - 5:00pm or requested through email at PFRCustomerService@toronto.ca anytime for processing during business hours.
  • As ice-making and maintenance is weather-dependent and registrants will not receive cancellations by phone or email, people should check rink status online before heading out to skate.
  • New Reservation Online Map/Tool
    • Use the map or list to find an outdoor ice rink. 
    • You can search and filter using your own address, or the park or outdoor rink name
    • Select a map pin for outdoor rink status and to find the Reserve Now button
    • Choose the Reserve Now button to find available reservation times

Public and Leisure Skate

  • real time outdoor rink status for open/close status & conditions as outdoor rink operation is weather dependent
  • link to efun reservations
  • information on recreation reservations
  • natural ice rink information
  • important information for participants

Recreation Alerts

Note: Holiday Outdoor Rink Hours posted are on the City website


Useful skating links:

Rinks are maintained by Parks, Forestry & Recreation according to a pre-determined schedule, based on the intensity of use the particular rink receives. Some rinks have dedicated on site staff, others have a staff rover or flying squad and are maintained every 4 or 8 hours.

Most arenas have permits in place for the different programs occuring at their location. For programs that do not require a permit, please select the appropriate program under Drop-in Programs to view available times for each arena.

Homemade skate devices as well as chairs, baby carriers, strollers and sleds are not permitted on the ice at any time. However, skating and hockey sledges which are adaptive skating devices that give people with disabilities the opportunity to participate in leisure skate and hockey activities may be available throughout the City of Toronto by calling your local district representative. More information may be found on the City of Toronto website.

Website: http://www.toronto.ca/skate

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