Skating Rinks to discover with family this winter in Quebec
The Christmas holidays are approaching, it’s the perfect time between preparations and shopping for the holidays to meet up as a family and spend magical and memorable moments during your days off! Sortir au Québec has prepared a good selection of outings and activities to do in Quebec during the winter.
Ice skating is one of the most popular winter sports in Quebec. So, put on your ice skates and have fun with your family on one of the outdoor rinks in your area!
Atrium Le 1000
A landmark to discover. A unique indoor skating rink in downtown Montréal! For a special getaway with family or friends, the Atrium Le 1000 is the ideal spot. Skate to the rhythm of your favourite tunes at the warmest rink in town. Open year-round! Food court and skate rental available on site.
1000, rue de la Gauchetière O., Montréal
Parc La Fontaine
All year long, this park is a haven for strollers. Espace La Fontaine, the restaurant int the hearth of the La Fontaine Park presents a highly diverse cultural program. In winter, you can partake in numerous outdoor activities, including skating and snowshoeing.
3819, av. Calixa-Lavallée, Montréal
This large, undulating park invites you to relax and have fun. Facilities include a lit skating rink, and you can also enjoy a number of other sporting activities. The atmosphere is slightly festive, particularly since hundreds of thousands of Montréalers flock here to celebrate various events, like the Fête nationale (Québec’s national holiday).
4601, rue Sherbrooke E., Montréal
Patinoire de la Place D’Youville
This is the ideal spot for people who like to combine the joys of skating outdoors with the pleasure of strolling through the streets of Old Québec. The rink is equipped with a refrigeration system that guarantees an excellent ice surface at all times. It is prohibited to play hockey.
995, place D'Youville, Québec
Site des sports d’hiver de la Pointe-aux-Lièvres
Come discover the many leisure activities offered on site. Skate on a 1,5-km (0,9-mi.), lit at night, or on a 30 m by 50 m (98 ft. by 164 ft.) icy surface. Slide down a slope 5 m (16 ft.) high and walk along a 8-km (4-mi.) pedestrian trail.
51, rue de la Pointe-aux-Lièvres, Québec
Village Nordik du Port de Québec
A unique winter experience awaits you! Try your hand at ice fishing in the heart of downtown Québec City, at Bassin Louise. On site: fishing from inside an inflatable igloo, urban walking path, family activities and a unique musical ambiance!
100, Quai St-André, Québec
Village Vacances Valcartier
Village Vacances Valcartier is the largest winter playground in America, with many snow slides for the whole family, including the Himalaya, Snow Rafting and Tornado slides. And don’t forget the skating paths! Take advantage of the many other activities offered on site!
2280, boul. Valcartier, Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier
Pavillon de l’Éducation physique et des sports (PEPS) (Université Laval)
The largest university sports centre in Eastern Canada, with exceptional facilities open to the public: an Olympic-sized pool, recreational pool for young families, sports arena, indoor soccer stadium, training gym, ice rinks, 200-m indoor track, climbing walls, squash, racquetball, golf, volleyball, softball, tennis, soccer and more.
PEPS de l'Université Laval, 2300, rue de la Terrasse, Québec
La Forêt récréative de Val d’Or
Four-season recreational tourism site located close to the city centre. On the program: walking, cycling, mountainbiking, fatbiking, running, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, skating through the forest along an ice path or on rollerblades in summer. Equipment rentals, outdoor training park.
179, ch. de la Forêt-Récréative, Val-d'Or
This urban park plays host to numerous cultural, sporting and outdoor activities. The varied program changes with the seasons. Domestic animals must be kept on a leash.
400, boul. de la Rivière, Rimouski
Le Sentier glacé
Put on your skates and enjoy this exceptional 2.8-kilometre ice trail! Discover a new and improved longer path with four panoramic loops around lac Memphrémagog. Festive lights illuminate the path and heated cabins are located at each end. Paid parking for non-residents.
58, rue Cabana, Magog
Patinoire du Parc du Domaine-Howard
Located in an exceptional heritage environment, the natural pond at the Parc du Domaine-Howard welcomes kids of all ages, day and night, to skate freely. You’ll be charmed by this magical site, where artistic lighting was recently installed for a unique skating experience!
1300, boul. Portland, Sherbrooke
Centre du Québec
Sentier de patinage en forêt de l’Érable rouge
Enjoy the great outdoors this winter! Come explore this maple grove with family, friends or that special someone. Skate through the forest along magical frozen paths that follow the trails for collecting pails of maple sap on horseback. The site is not lit, so bring your headlamp.
3324, rte 161, Saint-Valère
Sentier glacé de la Vélogare du Grand-Tronc
This winter, bring your skates to downtown Victoriaville and take advantage of the wonderful ice path set up at Place Sainte-Victoire. Thanks to the square’s lighting, you can also enjoy an evening skate. What’s more, you can don your skates or take a break inside the Vélogare du Grand-Tronc.
20, rue de Bigarré, Victoriaville
CVC Lanaudière – Les Super Glissades de Saint-Jean-de-Matha
Loads of snowy fun just an hour from Montréal! Illuminated after dark. There are seventeen tubing runs on slope one and nine rafting runs on slope two. Extreme fun guaranteed! Come make the mountain roar!
2650, rte Louis-Cyr, Saint-Jean-de-Matha
Patinoire sur la rivière L’Assomption
For more than 40 years during the winter season, the rivière L’Assomption has been transformed into two frozen corridors for ice skating. The unique site showcases the river and is in keeping with sustainable, responsible tourism. Less than an hour from Montréal and Trois-Rivières.
100, rue Fabre, Joliette
44-B, av. des Champs-Élysées, Notre-Dame-des-Prairies
The site will soon – weather permitting – be offering its selection of winter activities. Skating rink on the locks (with piped-in music), hiking trail.
Patinoire du lac Masson
With or without skates, you can hit the ice on this 4 km rink on lac Masson, featuring an illuminated skating loop and benches for taking a break. Lots of fun activities are offered all winter long. Don’t miss the Lac Masson en fête.
70, ch. Masson, Sainte-Marguerite-du-Lac-Masson
Patinoire du Parc Claude-Henri-Grignon
Discover a skating rink that meets NHL standards as well as a free skating area, right in the heart of Sainte-Adèle! These ice surfaces are perfect for the young and young at heart!
999, boul. de Sainte-Adèle, Sainte-Adèle
Patinoire du Parc Lépine
Discover a large skating rink measuring 19 x 34 m (62 x 112 ft.) in a wonderfully hidden corner of Sainte-Adèle!
Parc Lépine, Sainte-Adèle
Parc de la Rivière-des-Mille-Îles
A unique attraction in Québec, this park is the largest protected wildlife area in the greater metropolitan area. Explore the islands and shores of this archipelago through a variety of guided activities, navigate through the islands and marshes on self-guided tours and hike the trails.
345, boul. Ste-Rose, Laval
669, rue Gérard, Bois-des-Filion
1, rue Hubert-Aquin, Boisbriand
53, 25e avenue, Saint-Eustache
Domaine Enchanteur (Domaine de la forêt perdue)
Ice skating in a wooded labyrinth, maintained by zambonis, and stopping to feed the animals, is an experience not to be missed! In the evening, light effects allow you to take a most magical tour of the labyrinth… Dogs are welcome!
1180, rang St-Félix, Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel
Canal de Chambly (Chambly)
Celebrate winter at the skating rink on Chambly Canal! More than 400 m (nearly a quarter mile) in length, this unique environment allows you to enjoy the season with lively music! Services: heated shelter, toilets and parking.
1840, av. Bourgogne, Chambly
Parc Régional Saint-Bernard
Explore 18 km (11 mi.) of paths covering 210 hectares (518 acres) of woodland that’s home to various tree species and numerous bird species. Activities: cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snow tubing with mechanical lift, snow scooter, hockey, skating in the forest, service pavilion and 18-hole disc golf.
219, rg St-André (rte 217), Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle
Parc du Lac-Beauchamp
In the heart of Gatineau lies this green oasis, a natural 213-hectare (526-acre) park where the whole family can partake in a wide variety of leisure activities year-round: swimming, canoeing, SUP, bird-watching, walking, and more in summertime; and cross-country skiing, skating, snowshoeing and sliding in winter.
741, boul. Maloney E., Gatineau
Patinoire du ruisseau de la Brasserie
This winter, rediscover Brasserie Creek… on skates! In the heart of downtown Gatineau, this 12,000 m2 (129,000-sq.-ft.) surface will delight families and skaters of all ages. A dynamic program is offered throughout the skating season.
82, rue Hanson, Gatineau
Patinoire en forêt Au coeur du Lac des loups
Fun for the whole family! Come skate on three kilometres of frozen trails in a forest setting less than 45 minutes from Gatineau-Ottawa. Features a heated building where you can lace up your skates, as well as rest areas along the trails to enjoy the scenery, birds and squirrels.
9, mtée Beausoleil, Lac des Loups, La Pêche
Centre de villégiature Dam-en-Terre
Rediscover the pleasures of winter. Skate along a superb 1.5 km (about 1 mi.) illuminated path surrounded by background music. With family or friends, experience the magical world of the Centre de villégiature Dam-en-terre. Also discover snowshoe trails and the slide.
1385, ch. de la Marina, Alma
Village sur glace Roberval
More than a hundred huts are nestled on the ice of Lac Saint-Jean, surrounding a kilometre of walking paths, a skating oval and a fatbike trail. Magical, unique and welcoming, this ephemeral village is accessible to all free of charge. Every winter, the event features new healthy and fun activities.
Baie de Pointe-Scott, boul. St-Joseph, Roberval