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Toronto is getting a rooftop skating rink with views of the CN Tower

One of Toronto's most popular summertime patios has announced that it's transforming into a rooftop skating rink this winter season. 

The Porch atop Roch 'n' Horse Saloon is now taking reservations for Sky Skate: a new synthetic resin rink opening to the public on Nov. 8. 

Skaters will get a nighttime view of the CN tower as they whiz around on the rink. Entry is $14.95 for adults, $9.95 for kids 13 and under. 

If you don't have your own gear, skate and helmet rentals are available for $14.95. 

Staggered bookings run from noon to 11 p.m. daily, with last bookings at 10 p.m.

Food like smash burgers and buffalo wings will be available for consumption at your designated table. And seeing that The Porch is a bar, there will be alcohol available but only for visitors who've finished their skating session. 

The Sky Skate lodge will also be offering grab-n-go snacks like pretzels, hot dogs and 'SkyTails', their version of a Beaver Tail. 

As far as COVID-19 safety protocols go, the rink will be enforcing a single direction skating policy. Groups will be required to keep a distance from one another.

Wearing a mask is mandatory at all times, except for when you're seated at your designated table. 

While this isn't the first rooftop ice rink Toronto has had — Molson Canadian built one atop the Richmond-Adelaide Centre (seen in the photo at the top of this article) back in 2016 — the Molson rink was open to prize-winners only. 

Sky Skate is open to all, but while walk-ins are available, making an online rezo is highly recommended. 

Lead photo by

Jesse Milns (photo of a Molson Canadian Built skating rink in 2016)


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