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The skating rink at Nathan Phillips Square is now open

Just because the weather now officially sucks in Toronto, it doesn't mean you have to sit inside and hibernate all winter long. Instead, take advantage of the season and do something festive, or at least active. Why not lace of your skates and take a whirl around the ice rink at Nathan Phillips Square; if you haven't noticed, it's now open.

The rink opened just in time for the Cavalcade of Lights tree-lighting festivities happening tonight in front of City Hall. While it's sure to be busy, there's going to a skating party with a DJ spinning live on site.

Along with Nathan Phillips Square, most of the city's public outdoor rinks open today. The rest will be ready on December 3.

Here's a list of the rink that are now open:

  • Alexandra Park/Harry Gairey
  • Broadlands CC
  • Cedarvale Park
  • Christie Pits
  • Colonel Samuel Smith Park
  • Dieppe Park
  • Dufferin Grove Park
  • Giovanni Caboto
  • Glen Long CC
  • Greenwood Park
  • High Park
  • Hodgson Public School Grounds
  • Irving W Chapley CC
  • Kew Gardens
  • Ledbury Park
  • Mel Lastman Square
  • Monarch Park
  • Nathan Phillips Square
  • North Toronto Memorial CRC/Eglinton Park
  • Otter Creek Centre
  • Ramsden Park
  • Regent Park
  • Rennie Park
  • Rosedale Park
  • Royalcrest Rink
  • Scarborough Civic Centre/Albert Campbell Square
  • Sherbourne Common/ Paul Quarrington Ice Rink
  • Sir Adam Beck Rink
  • Sunnydale Acres Rink
  • Trinity Bellwoods Park
  • Van Horne Park/Pleasantview Rink
  • Wallace Emerson Park
  • West Deane Park/Martingrove
  • West Mall Rink
  • Westway Outdoor Rink
  • Withrow Park
Lead photo by

Wil Guerrero


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