While the city has yet to have its first major snowfall of the season, Toronto is ready to welcome winter with the official opening of most of its artificial outdoor ice rinks this coming weekend.
As of November 25, you’ll be able to lace up and go for a skate at various locations from the west end to the east, including at the beloved Nathan Phillips Square rink which opens with the annual Cavalcade of Lights Festival.
Also opening this Saturday are the majority of the City of Toronto outdoor rinks, along with Mel Lastman Square, Colonel Samuel Smith Park Trail, and the Barbara Ann Scott Ice Trail.
The city rinks all have a number of facilities, including indoor change rooms, washrooms, and some even with skate rentals. For a detailed list of which ones you can rent your equipment at, view the city’s website.
Many of the rinks will remain open from late November through March.