If outdoor skating rinks at Harbourfront or Nathan Phillips Square offer a bit too much fresh air for your liking, you may enjoy skating at some of Toronto’s indoor skating rinks. Skating during public skate and family skate hours is free at Toronto’s indoor skating rinks while attending during adult only skate hours costs $3.
East York Memorial Arena
The East York Memorial Arena at 888 Cosburn Avenue (near Woodbine Ave), 416-396-2871 offers indoor skating to Woodbine-Lumsden, Upper Beaches and Beaches neighbourhood residents. Family skate hours are Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Children under 6 must wear a CSA-approved helmet. Free.
Located at 50 Montgomery Road (north of Bloor St. W. and west of Royal York Rd.), 416-394-5439, Central Arena offers public skate hours on Saturdays from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Older Adult and Adult skate hours (19+) are Monday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Caregiver and Child skate hours are Fridays from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
The Larry Grossman Forest Hill Memorial Area at 340 Chaplin Crescent (north of Eglinton Ave. W. and east of Spadina Ave.), 416-488-1800, operates independent of the City of Toronto. Pleasure skating hours are Monday and Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 3:50 p.m., , Friday from 2 p.m. to 4:25 p.m. and from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Saturday from 3:15 p.m. to 5:25 p.m. and from 7:35 p.m. to 9:50 p.m. and Sunday from 2:25 p.m. to 4:25 p.m. Adults only (21+) skating is Thursday from 8:15 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is Adults $3.25, Children (12 and under) $2. Skate sharpening is $7 and skate rentals are $6. The rink is open until April 2, 2017.
York Mills Arena
York Mills Arena at 2539 Bayview Avenue, 416-395-7844, offers public skate hours until March 18, 2016 on Fridays from 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m., Saturdays from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Sundays from 2:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Caregiver and Tot Skate (up to 5 years) take place Sundays from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.