Skating in Toronto

It’s winter in Toronto but that doesn’t mean we should all stay inside with our hot chocolate and blankets.  Oh no, there are still lots of fun to be had in our fair city.  One of my favourite winter activities is skating.  Those of you who know me, know I love watching hockey – just watch my Twitter feed during the World Juniors, the Olympics or a Leafs game – but I also love skating, especially skating outside.  It reminds me of my childhood and skating on the pond near my house in Buckhorn.  Luckily, I now live in Toronto and there are tons of outdoor rinks scattered across the city.  My favourite is the one at Harbourfront – Natrel Rink – because it’s right on the lake so it almost feels like I’m skating on a pond again.  Plus on Saturday nights, they have DJ Skate nights there so you can skate to great music played by DJs with your friends.  I went this past Saturday and it was a ton of fun!  It was a little crowded but there was free, yummy hot chocolate to make up for it 🙂

What does it cost to go skating in Toronto – it’s free.  If you don’t have your own skates, there is a rental fee – $7 at Habourfront’s Natrel Rink – but the skating itself is free.  So don’t forget to get out there and enjoy all this city has to offer, even in the winter!

P.S. This post should have been published yesterday, my apologies for not sticking to my schedule!

Cindy Zimmer

Live life to the fullest everyday – this is a the philosophy I try to live by and it’s taken me on many adventures. I write about Korean culture from a non-Korean perspective as the editor/founder of ATK Magazine and I’m the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Toronto Korean Film Festival (TKFF). Previously, I ran a Korean-English language exchange group (in Toronto) for 3 years to stay connected to my three years living in Korea as an English teacher. I love music, film, food and sports and write about 3 of the 4.

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