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6 Free Outdoor Skating Rinks In Montreal To Glide Away Your Winter Blues

Lace up those skates! ⛸️

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6 Free Outdoor Skating Rinks In Montreal To Glide Away Your Winter Blues

There's no better way to make a winter's day magical than by spending it at one of the outdoor Montreal skating rinks just gliding away.

While our city has a hefty list of rinks to explore, some may be a little rinky-dink — so here are a few of our favourites, and they're all free.

Parc Jean-Drapeau

Address: 1, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: Parc Jean-Drapeau's winter program is action-packed with outdoor activities to do this winter, including gliding along its impressive new Skaters’ Trail.


Lac Aux Castors

Address: 2000, ch. Remembrance, Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: As you can see in the video above, Lac aux Castors' skating rink is absolutely magical, especially when it's lit up at night.


Parc Maisonneuve

Address: 4365, rue Sherbrooke E., Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: This park provides a great view of the Olympic stadium as you glide along the ice.


Parc La Fontaine

Address: 3819, av. Calixa-Lavallée, Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: If you don't own your own skates, Parc La Fontaine has got you covered! For $10.87 plus taxes, you can rent a pair so that you can skate a lovely winter's day away.


Parc St-Viateur

Address: 530, av. Querbes, Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: This charming outdoor rink looks straight out of a Hallmark Christmas movie.


Parc Sir-Wilfrid-Laurier

Address: 1115, av. Laurier E., Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: Skating at Parc Sir-Wilfrid-Laurier is sure to make any winter's day magical.


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