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Toronto ranked home to one of the best skating rinks in the world

Toronto ranked highly on a new list of the best outdoor skating rinks in the world. And it's easy to see why the folks at Fairmont, who created these ranking, picked Nathan Phillips Square's ice pad as one of the best places to skate in the world.

Not only is it free to use at all hours of the day, but it looks especially stunning at nighttime with twinkly lights suspended on the Freedom Arches above it and the Toronto sign's multihued glow reflecting off of the ice.

Fairmont made an infographic detailing some of the best outdoor rinks in the world, and along with Nathan Phillips Square, these include Ottawa's Rideau Canal, Lake Louise in Alberta, the Wollman Park rink in Central Park and the Ice Dream rink in Vienna, Austria.

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And if Nathan Phillips Square gets too crowded, Toronto's home to plenty of other rinks for you to visit.

Lead photo by

Ben Roffelsen


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