With the first snowfall of the year having already taken place, we can finally start looking forward to all the wintery activities we're going to enjoy this season. Skating is always a favourite, and Toronto has no shortage of incredible ice rinks and frosty trails. With new rinks arriving in the city, as well as old ones making a comeback, it's time to start planning those skate-dates. One of Toronto's most unique skating paths just announced its opening date, so start sharpening those blades. Toronto's Bentway skating trail is officially opening next month and it looks as enchanting as ever.\nThe Bentway just announced in a press release that its rink will be launching on December 20, 2019. We can soon enjoy the glassy skating paradise in the heart of the city.\nThe Bentway boasts 220m of stunning icy trail. The path winds its way beneath the Gardiner, forming a giant figure eight that you can glide around. Last year, more than fifty-thousand visitors came to enjoy the frosty splendour the rink had to offer.\nA pop-up winter village will be offering steamy hot chocolate and boozy drinks to keep you warm all day long. There will also be warming stations so you can live out your figure skating dreams without freezing.\nView this post on Instagram my favourite outdoor activity is going back inside A post shared by kylie (@kfinn_) on Feb 18, 2019 at 4:52pm PST\nIf you can't skate, that doesn't mean you have to miss out on the fun. The Bentway has reoccurring free skating lessons for both adults and children. There is also a skate rental booth available daily.\nYou can take part in a Polar Bear Skate on December 29, where brave Torontonians are invited to skate in their bathing suits. You'll receive a free hot chocolate to help you de-thaw if you pre-register.\nView this post on Instagram 2018 was a great year, I was fortunate to both start the year photographing the Launch of @thebentway Skating Trail and end the year capturing the Polar Bear Skate in the same location! #polarbearskate #thebentway #2018 #newyear #skating #ice #undergardiner #skatethe8 A post shared by Andrew Williamson (@aswilliamson) on Jan 2, 2019 at 5:28am PST\nThe rink will be open until February 17, 2020, which gives you lots of time to glide around this icy figure eight. It will be open from 12 p.m. - 9 p.m. seven days a week until January 5, 2020. After this date, the weekday hours will be 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.\nView this post on Instagram Real athletes fuel with mulled wine not Gatorade ⛸⛸🍷 #2022winterolympics A post shared by Micah (@micah_ox) on Dec 28, 2018 at 6:24am PST\nDon't let the winter fade away without visiting some other amazing rinks around the city. Union Station will be hosting a massive ice rink for the first time ever this year and you can skate for free.\nView this post on Instagram ♥️❄️ A post shared by H A L E I G H R Y A N (@haleigharyan) on Feb 17, 2019 at 3:50pm PST\nBentway Skate Trail\nPrice: Free\nWhen: December 20, 2019 - February 17, 2020\nAddress: 250 Fort York Blvd., Toronto, ON\nWhy You Need To Go: Skate around a giant figure eight beneath the Gardiner this winter, and enjoy delicious hot chocolate and boozy drinks from the winter village!\nWebsite\n\n\nThere are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.