There’s not much more Canadian than finding a rink or frozen pond, putting on your skates and gliding around the ice. In The Great Waterway, there’s ample opportunity to go skating.
You don’t have to go far to find a place to show off your skating skills! No matter where you are in the region, you’ll find a rink that’ll warm your heart on even the coldest winter day. Here are a few must do ice pads:
Springer Market Square – Kingston
Meet up with friends and family and enjoy beautiful and historic downtown Kingston during a fun skate at Springer Market Square. With the city glittering all around you, this is a great way to get outside and enjoy the brisk winter air. Skating in the Square is always free and skate rentals are available. After you’re finished, warm up at one of the nearby restaurants or cafes.
Kingston’s largest natural skating rink is maintained on the reservoir when conditions permit. Warm up facilities and a bonfire pit are located near the rink. The skating rink can be rented for private functions.
Kingston Outdoor Rinks – Kingston has several outdoor rinks in parks, located throughout the city.
The Wellington Outdoor Ice Rink
Get your glide on at the popular Wellington Outdoor Ice Rink. Donated by Michael Hymus; this free area attraction is a favourite place to meet up for locals and visitors. Don’t have your own skates? No problem, just borrow one of the available pairs that they have and enjoy a brisk turn around the rink.
Public Skating in Picton
The Prince Edward Community Centre in Picton opens their doors for public skating from September through to March. A great way to get some exercise and embrace that Canadian spirit.
Brockville Outdoor Rinks – In Brockville there is an outdoor rink with natural ice at Memorial Park from January to mid-March (weather permitting). There are also rinks at Rotary Park, one with an artificially chilled natural ice rink and the other is synthetic ice.
Cornwall Outdoor Rinks – Cornwall has a variety of outdoor links located throughout the city. Some rinks have outdoor lights, so that you can skate until 10pm each night.
Dick Ellis Rink – Ice Skating Rinks in Belleville ON – Ice skating sessions for all ages are one of the main attractions at Dick Ellis Rink. Lace-em up and come join the others. Get on the ice and get ready for a great experience.
Memories of Belleville Memorial Arena – Ice Skating Rinks in Belleville ON – One of the best ice skating rinks in Belleville, ON, Memories of Belleville Memorial Arena Ice Skating Rink is a 2 sheet indoor ice skating rink is open year round.
The Town of Greater Napanee – Offers a variety of skating opportunities for all ages and skill level.
Brockville Indoor Rinks – Family skates are available during certain times.
Kingston Indoor Rinks – Skating opportunity where participants of all ages can enjoy a leisurely skate around the ice surface. No sports equipment or outside skating aides are permitted during these opportunities.
Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre, Belleville – Come out and enjoy the ice! Public skating is a great family activity.
Cornwall Indoor Rinks – Come out and skate for enjoyment or work on your skills!
Public skates are typically held at the Benson Centre at various times throughout the week.