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Lace Up Your Skates and Get on the Ice, Mississauga!

Entertainment and activities | December 6, 2022

The cold weather is here, which means it’s the perfect time to lace up your skates. Whether you’re a skating veteran, looking for exercise or learning to skate, the City has you covered with many outdoor, natural and indoor skating rinks.

Outdoor Rinks

The City has two artificial outdoor rinks and more than 30 natural ice rinks which are open, weather permitting. All outdoor skating rinks are free.

Mississauga Celebration Square Ice Rink (300 City Centre Drive)

Looking for a fun place to skate? Come out to Mississauga Celebration Square! The skating rink, powered by Alectra, is open everyday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. now until March 19 (weather permitting). The rink has different hours during the holidays. Skate rentals and sharpening services are available on-site at a cost. There are heated patios, sponsored by Tourism Mississauga, for you to warm up and areas to sit and change into your skates.

For more information, visit celebrationsquare.ca.

Two people skating at Celebration Square

Woodhurst Heights Park Outdoor Skating Rink (3475 Ash Row Crescent)

This quaint neighbourhood outdoor skating rink is scheduled to open Saturday, December 17, weather permitting. This neighbourhood rink will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Visit activemississauga.ca for program schedule.

Natural Ice Rinks

Dedicated resident volunteers build, operate and maintain Mississauga’s natural ice rinks in select neighbourhood parks. The volunteers rely on ideal weather conditions to get the rinks built: temperatures need to be below -2 degrees Celsius for the water to freeze and create ice. Natural ice rinks could be open as early as mid-December, if weather conditions are right. Make sure to bring your skates as there are no skate rentals available.

Looking for a natural ice rink? Visit mississauga.ca/events-and-attractions/parks/find-a-park/

Red and white hockey net at natural ice rink

Indoor Rinks

City-wide indoor rinks offer a variety of drop-in ice activities. The City offers indoor registered skating lessons for all ages and skill levels.

If you’re looking for something different, check out our other indoor skating programs to see what works for you!

Many people skating at an indoor ice rink

Where not to skate: Natural bodies of water

Stay off all frozen natural bodies of water in Mississauga – they aren’t safe in the winter. Although it may look fun to walk, skate or play hockey on lakes, ponds, rivers and creeks, they are unstable and dangerous. In addition to the risk of falling through the ice, it’s also against the City’s Parks By-law.

If you’re planning to walk, snowshoe or toboggan with children and pets, it’s important to stay away from ice close to the shore and riverbank. The ice may appear safe, but it’s still uneven, slippery and dangerous.

If you see that a person or pet has fallen through the ice, call 911 for help immediately. Do not attempt to go in after them.

Graphic reminder people to stay off ponds, rivers and lake during the winter

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