Skating at Nathan Phillips Square

Located in front of City Hall, Nathan Phillips Square is an events landmark in the centre of the city. This captivating setting is enjoyed all year long by people of all ages but in the winter months, the reflecting pool becomes a skating rink. Glide along the ice under the lights at downtown Toronto’s famous outdoor rink. The three solid arches that stretch above the ice are officially named the "Freedom Arches" to signify the belief that "only in freedom can the Human Spirit soar."

The building features a skate rental and change room space to serve the public, public washrooms, and rink support facilities. There is also a roof terrace where the public can take in panoramic views of the Square.

Skating starts up around December 1 (weather permitting) and remains open throughout the winter months. For details regarding hours of operation and skate rentals call 3-1-1. Admission to the rink is free.

If you make the trip down to skate, take in some local sightseeing. Enjoy a leisurely stroll around the Eaton Centre Shopping Centre, visit City Hall, walk Yonge Street or check out nearby Dundas Square, where many special events and festivals take place.  

Since the public skate schedule is weather dependant, it can change on short notice. Check the Toronto outdoor rink open/close status for daily updates. This rink can also get very busy so consider going during off-peak hours. There is a Green P Parking just below City Hall.

Nathan Phillips Square
100 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON M5H 2N1

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