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Note: Most outdoor artificial ice rinks open on November 25, 2023. Visit outdoor rink status for the opening dates of specific locations.

The following information can be found on the interactive Drop-In Skating map:

  • Operational Status (notifications are only posted for closed status or service alerts, if no notice is posted there are no issues with the rink)
  • Skating programs and fees (including equipment requirements and age restrictions)
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, and others have a staff rover or flying squad that maintains the ice every 4 or 8 hours.

Most arenas have permits in place for the different programs occurring at their location. For programs that do not require a permit, visit www.toronto.ca/skate for drop-in programs (i.e. Leisure Skate and Shinny) or select Skating, Figure Skating, and Hockey Lessons to view registered instructional programs.