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. This article has been updated for Winter 2018-2019.
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 with free admission. Children under 6 must wear a CSA-approved helmet. Older Adult (60+) Skate is Mondays and Thursdays from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. and costs $1.75. Last Day is Sunday, March 31, 2019.
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 and Sundays from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Public Skate admission is free. Adult skate (19+) hours (unsupervised) are Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and the cost is $3.50. Early Years Skate (up to 6 years) with Caregiver (unsupervised) hours are Fridays from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Last day is Sunday, March 17, 2019.
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 Mondays and Wednesdays from 2 p.m. to 3:50 p.m., Fridays from 2 p.m. to 4:25 p.m. and from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Saturdays from 3:15 p.m. to 5:25 p.m. and from 7:35 p.m. to 9:50 p.m. and Sundays from 2:25 p.m. to 4:25 p.m. Adults only (21+) skating is Thursdays from 8:15 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is Adults $3.25, Children (14 and under) $2. Skate sharpening is $7 and skate rentals are $6. The last day is April 1, 2019.
York Mills Arena
York Mills Arena at 2539 Bayview Avenue, 416-395-7844, offers Public Skate hours 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. Early Years Skate (up to 5 years) with Caregiver are Sundays from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Public skates are free admission. Last day is Sunday, March 17, 2019.
Don Mills Civitan Arena
Located at 1030 Don Mills Road, the Don Mills Civitan Arena offers Public Skate on Saturdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays from 3:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Older Adult (60+) Skate is Saturdays from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and is $1.75. Older Adult (60+) Skate (unsupervised) is Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Last day is Sunday, March 17, 2019.