Quebec feels like a whole new province during the winter. Suddenly, we're all out doing activities that we totally forgot about during the summer months. And what do we Quebecers like to spend our time doing in the winter? Skating! This is why MTL Blog has decided to make a list of the best skating rinks in Quebec, so you know where to go whenever you feel like gliding away.

Between skating through hidden forests to getting a perfect of a city from its skating rink, this list has everything you need to know about where to partake in one of Quebec's favourite sports.

Some of them are free to go to as long as you have your own skates! And others are totally worth the money it costs to spend a day on the skating rinks.

Almost every spot on this list also has other things to do at them, like snowshoeing or sledding, which means you can guarantee that you'll never get bored. So, grab some friends, some skates and some warm clothes!

Without further or do, here are some of the best skating rinks across the province.

Domaine de Maizerets

Price: Free

When: Every day from 8:30a.m. – 4p.m.

Where: 2000 Boulevard Montmorency, Quebec City, QC

Why you should go: The Quebec City neighbourhood of Maizerets makes you feel as though you've walked into the 19th century, so you get to do a little time travelling while skating!

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Old Port's Skating Rink

Price: $7.83, or you can get a season pass for $29

When: Monday to Wednesday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Thursday to Sunday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Where: 362 Rue de la Commune E, Montreal, QC

Why you should go: You don't need to travel too far to get to spend your day skating. And while you're there, you get a perfect view of the skyline of the Old Port.

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Roberval Village On Ice

Price: Free 

When: Every day from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Where: 1200 Ave Saint-Joseph, Roberval, QC

Why you should go: It's an entire village on ice - how cool?!

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Domaine De La Forêt Perdue

Price: $18 per person

When: Wednesday to Saturday 10a.m. – 10p.m.
Sunday to Tuesday 10a.m. – 5p.m.

Where: 1180 Rang Saint Félix E, Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel, QC

Why you should go: You get the chance to skate your way through a "lost forest," which isn't something many people around the world get the chance to do.

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Parc Des Chutes Dorwin

Price: Free

When: Every day from 10 a.m. – 8p.m.

Where: 3102 1ère Avenue, Route 337, Rawdon, QC

Why you should go: The skating trail is close to the park's 60 ft waterfall, so you can see two beautiful sites in one day - for free!

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Skating Rink At Atrium Le 1000

Price: $8.26 per person

When: Wednesday to Saturday 11:30 a.m.– 9 p.m.
Sunday to Tuesday 11a.m. – 6 p.m.

Where: 1000 Rue de la Gauchetière O, Montreal, QC

Why you should go: You get to enjoy all the fun of skating without having to go outside and freeze!

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Parc de Glisse du Grand-Héron

Price: $7 for the entire day

When: Monday to Thursday 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., 6:30 – 9 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. – 4:30p.m., 6:30 – 10p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. – 9p.m.

Where: 4 Rue Louis Jolliet, Sainte-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier, QC

Why you should go: This is another great skating rink to visit if you're into going through forests! It's truly a good spot to get away from the city and bond with nature for a while. 

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Patinoire du Méga Parc 

Price: $6.61 per person

When: Monday to Thursday 11 a.m. – 9p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: 5401 Boul. des Galeries, Quebec City, QC

Why you should go: It's attached to a massive amusement park, so you can embrace your inner child the whole time you're there.

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Parc John-H. Molson

Price: Free

When: Sunday to Friday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Saturday 8:45 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Where: Rue Viviane, Saint-Sauveur, QC

Why you should go: You can do more than just skating here! While at Parc John-H. Molson, you can also go through snowshoe trails and ride on a snow slide. Plus since you'll already be in Saint-Sauveur, you can go explore the town afterwards!

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Beaver Lake Skating Rink

Price: Free

When: Sunday to Thursday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Friday & Saturday 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Where: 2000 Chemin Remembrance

Why you should go: Spending your time at the skating rink near Beaver Lake is something every true Montrealer does in the winter, which means you should too.

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Happy skating my fellow Quebecers!

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