Skating is a Manitoba tradition!

Nearly every town has an arena or outdoor rink for skating. Check out public skating hours at your local rink! Some spaces rent out skate assists for kids. Places like the The Forks in Winnipeg also rent skates.
While most indoor rinks have scheduled public skating times, often outdoor rinks at these venues are a bit more flexible. There is also skating at outdoor venues like The Forks, St. Vital Park and Assiniboine Park on the river and duck ponds!


The Forks

Dec 9th Update – The small ‘canopy’ rink is open for skating! No word yet on the river trail. Click here for current openings of trails at The Forks.


Park skating ponds:

Kildonan Park – Not Yet Open
2015 Main Street – Open Daily 8:00am – 9:30pm

Harbourview Recreation ComplexNot Yet Open
1867 Springfield Road – Open daily 9:00am – 9:00pm, Change Facilities

St. Vital Park Duck Pond Not Yet Open
190 River Road – Open daily 9:00am – 9:00pm, Change Facilities

Assiniboine Park  Duck PondOpen as of December 7th

Winnipeg pond and pleasure rink skating information can be found here.


Listing of Winnipeg Outdoor Hockey Rinks


Winnipeg Public Skating Times

There is a list of Winnipeg arena public skating times included here but I noticed that some arenas are not on it and you may need to look up your individual community centre to see what their public skating times are because they may change weekly.

Also many of them have special holiday schedules – skating can be a great way to spend time over the holiday break.


Rural Rinks

Lots of rural rinks have set public skating days and times. There are too many to list here (although I may work on that!). In the meantime here are a couple tools to look up rural rinks: