With winter that’s just around the corner (although it looks like it started early this year with the cold and snow), everyone’s looking for fun activities they can do outdoors. People tend to “hibernate” during the cold winter months to avoid, well, the cold weather. And who can blame them? Nobody really wants to spend time outside in the cold when you can stay all nice and cozy indoors. But we tend to regret it when summer starts and we still have all that “winter weight” we put on during the cold winter months. So that’s why it’s important to find activities you can do outdoors. Montreal is no stranger to winter. In fact, some would even say that half the year is winter and they wouldn’t be completely wrong. That being said, it’s no surprise that we’re well equipped when it comes to staying busy during the winter. One of the most popular winter activities in Montreal would have to be ice skating. Montrealers love it, therefore we have a huge range of ice skating rinks around the city! From indoors to outdoors to mountains to rivers and so forth, Montreal does not disappoint! So here’s a list of the best ice skating rinks in Montreal.
atrium le 1000
The most popular ice skating rink that’s indoors. Right in the metro so you don’t even have to go outside and face the cold. They also have theme nights depending on which day of the week you’re going.
Address: 1000 rue de la Gauchetière
Beaver lake ice skating rink
Want to skate on the mountain? The Beaver Lake located on the Mount-Royal Mountain is perfect. Make sure to dress warmly because it tends to get really cold on top of the mountain.
Address: Beaver Lake, Mount-Royal Mountain
Old Montreal skating rink
Definitely, the best one if you want to be in the heart of the action. Right in the heart of the Old Port of Montreal, not only will you be skating with a great ambiance, but you’ll also get to enjoy the view of the whole city!
Address: 360 Rue de la Commune
Parc jean-drapeau Skating Rink
La Ronde isn’t the only great thing that Parc Jean-Drapeau has to offer. When La Ronde closes it’s doors during the winter months, Parc Jean Drapeau opens its doors to great outdoor activities! They have a great ice skating rink that covers most of the island.
Address: Parc Jean-Drapeau
Parc Lafontaine skating rink
Enjoy the gorgeous view of the parc and its surroundings while you’re skating. The view is really gorgeous and it gets very popular during the winter time.
Address: Parc Lafontaine