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Lace up your skates!

Lace up your skates!

Looking for a family activity that all ages can enjoy? Quebec boasts a great variety of outdoor skating rinks, many of which offer an enchanting atmosphere, along with music to get you into the rhythm and, if you’re lucky, a lodge where you can grab a snack.

No skates? No problem! Many rinks have a rental service. Since Mother Nature has the final word, we suggest that you call ahead to find out the opening hours and the condition of the ice. Happy skating!

  1. Beaver Lake Skating Rink (Montreal)
    A refrigerated rink on an artificial lake in the enchanting setting of Mount Royal: definitely a must!

    Open from mid-December to mid-March
    Fee: Free
     
  2. The Quays Skating Rink (Montreal)
    Located in the Bonsecours Basin in the heart of Old Montreal, with a view over the river and various musical themes

    Open from December 3 to March 11
     
  3. Village sur glace Roberval (Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean)
    Located on Lac Saint-Jean, this vast village of 300 cabins offers activities for the entire family.

    Open from mid-January to mid-March (weather permitting)
    Fee: Free, even for skate rental!
     
  4. Rivière L’Assomption (Joliette)
    One of Quebec’s few rinks still operating on a river, featuring two 4.5 km corridors and the Festi-Glace festival in February
    Open from mid-January to mid-March
    Fee: Free
     
  5. Centre de la nature (Laval)
    A square rink 0.5 km long with a welcome lodge and plenty of other activities nearby, such as cross country skiing, tobogganing, etc.
    Open from December 15 to March 21
    Fee: Free
     
  6. Placed’Youville (Quebec City)
    A small rink in the heart of Old Quebec, offering a lively atmosphere and a historical theme. With a little snow, it’s magical.
    Open from October to March
    Fee: Free
     
  7. L’écluse des Moulins (Terrebonne)
    Built in Île-des-Moulins park, this compact skating rink, surrounded by illuminated trees and historic buildings, is positively enchanting. Don’t miss the torchlight parades during the Carnaval des Moulins festival.
    Open from December 26 to March
    Fee: Free
     
  8. Domaine de la forêt perdue (Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel)
    For many, this is Quebec’s finest outdoor rink, featuring a 10 km network of trails through a pine forest where your kids can feed the deer.
    Open from December to March
    Fee: Visitors are required to purchase a product from the farm.
     
  9. Le Sentier glacé (Lake Memphrémagog)
    A romantic skating trail winding along 2.5 km of the lakefront, lit up at night and offering breathtaking views
    Open from Christmas to the end of February
    Fee: Free
     
  10. Rideau Canal Skateway Ottawa)
    Said to be the world’s longest skating rink, stretching from the Parliament to Lake Dow, home of the Winterlude Festival in February and offering campfires to stay warm
    Open from January to March, 24 hours a day!
    Fee: Free