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A Massive Figure-Eight Ice Rink Under The Gardiner Officially Opens In Toronto Next Month

The trail is 220m long!
Ontario Associate Editor
A Massive Figure-Eight Ice Rink Under The Gardiner Officially Opens In Toronto Next Month

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.

The 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. 

The 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. 

A 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.

If 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.

You 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.

The 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.

Don'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. 

Bentway Skate Trail

Price: Free

When: December 20, 2019 - February 17, 2020

Address: 250 Fort York Blvd., Toronto, ON

Why 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!

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    Madeline Forsyth
    Ontario Associate Editor
    Madeline Forsyth is an Associate Editor for Narcity Canada’s Ontario Desk focused on Toronto restaurants and is based in Toronto, Ontario.
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