Where to skate in Montréal

Last updated December 4, 2023
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Did you know that Montréal has more than 225 outdoor skating rinks, including a dozen refrigerated rinks? Whether for a romantic date or a family outing, or to improve your technique, discover the best places to skate in the city.

Close to home

Set out to discover the many local skating rinks near you.

At your own pace

Want to learn how to skate or introduce your children to the activity? The gigantic skating oval at Parc Maisonneuve lets users skate at their leisure, while enjoying the view of the Olympic Stadium.

Another top skating destination is Parc du Mont-Royal. Its 2,500-square-metre refrigerated rink makes for a smooth skating experience.

Meanwhile, the 500-metre refrigerated rink at Parc Jean-Drapeau allows users to skate in a natural setting alongside the river, just minutes from downtown Montréal.

Parc Jarry has 2 hockey rinks and a recreational skating rink that is illuminated after dark.

Festive atmosphere

The refrigerated rink at the Esplanade Tranquille in the heart of the Quartier des spectacles can accommodate up to 400 skaters. Multimedia projections lend colour to the experience.

The skating rinks at Parc La Fontaine also provide plenty of atmosphere in the form of music and colourful lighting. The park is unique in that it has 2 original rinks, neither of which is circular.

Romantic interlude

Skate hand-in-hand at Parc Molson and let the music be your guide. Lovebirds will also appreciate the rink at Parc Jeanne-Mance for its impressive view of Mount Royal as well as the rink lined with century-old trees at Parc Laurier.

Improve your cardio

Sports enthusiasts can test their performance on the Bleu Blanc Bouge rinks. Thanks to a refrigeration system, these rinks open earlier and close later in the season than their natural counterparts.

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