The Skate Lending Library is a City of Toronto winter sport initiative, in partnership with Desjardins Financial Group, to support and engage children, youth, families and adults in skating across Toronto. You’ll find the mobile lending library at various locations across the city, providing access to skates, helmets and skating aids so all Toronto residents can try this Canadian winter past time.

The Skate Lending Library van will be visiting outdoor artificial ice rink locations and Neighbourhood Improvement Areas throughout winter 2022/23.

This schedule is weather and snowfall-dependent and may change without notice. Check the status of your rink before heading out.

Dates and locations to be announced soon.

The Skate Lending Library is free for all ages and requires no prior reservation. Check the schedule on this page, look out for a Skate Lending Library van and get laced up!

Equipment includes:

  • Skates
  • Helmets
  • Skating aids

Helmets are encouraged for all skaters.

Equipment will be sanitized between use.

The Skate Lending Library is graciously offered by Desjardins.

Green Desjardins logo with hexagon on left side.