Forget your neighbourhood hockey rink. At these seven skating trails in Ontario, you can glide through a winter wonderland.

So go ahead and grab your mug of hot chocolate with plenty of marshmallows, and lace up your skates as this is one winter activity you will want to try.

Within our province, there are several ice paths that you can explore with your friends. Some you can even visit at night, where they sparkle with glowing fairy lights.

Richmond Green Skate Trail

Price: Free

Address: 1300 Elgin Mills Rd. E., Richmond Hill, ON 

Why You Need To Go: You can enjoy the 250-metre ice path either in the sunshine or skate under the stars at night.

Woodview Mountaintop Skating

Price: TBA

Address: 201 Scenic Caves Rd., The Blue Mountains, ON

Why You Need To Go: The peaceful 1.1-kilometre loop will take you through a forest of evergreen trees dusted in snow.

Rideau Canal

Price: Free

Address: Rideau Canal, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You don't need to wait for Winterlude to eat a Beavertail and skate with your friends.

Nina’s Way Skating Path

Price: $9.00

Address: Kivi Park, Greater Sudbury, ON

Why You Need To Go: For an easy winter date, you can head to this 1.3-kilometre path in a Kivi Park.

RiverOak Skating Trail

Price: $12.00

Address: 2900 York's Corners Rd., Metcalfe, ON

Why You Need To Go: This secret 3-kilometre skating trail is only 30 minutes from Ottawa.

Countryside Adventures

Price: $12.00+

Address: 16495 Sixth Rd., Moose Creek, ON 

Why You Need To Go: Not only is there an illuminated 3-kilometre long skating path but a tubing hill that you can enjoy too.

Arrowhead Skating Trail

Price: TBA

Address: 451 Arrowhead Park Rd., Huntsville, ON

Why You Need To Go: The 1.3-kilometre path will take you through a winter wonderland in a Muskoka forest.

Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your trip.


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