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 on-land trails are a go and I think they may have been extended slightly this year. Unfortunately for 2020 the river trails are unlikely to happen due to challenging ice freeze up. Click here for current openings of trails at The Forks.
Park skating ponds:
2015 Main Street – Open Daily 8:00am – 9:30pm
Harbourview Recreation Complex
1867 Springfield Road – Open daily 9:00am – 9:00pm, Change Facilities
St. Vital Park Duck Pond –
190 River Road – Open daily 9:00am – 9:00pm, Change Facilities
Assiniboine Park Duck Pond
Open daily 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Change facilities/warm up area
Winnipeg has these small little pleasure rinks scattered around and they are kind of adorable. They have benches to change skates but not much else. But some situated in pretty parks and are worth checking out!
|Abdo and Samira El Tassi Park||100 Elmwood Rd.|
|Applewood Park||17 Applewood Bay|
|Archambault Park||224 Rutledge Cres.|
|Brentford Park||70 Brentford Rd.|
|Bunn’s Creek Centennial Park||365 McIvor Ave.|
|Cedar Ranch Park||67 Ranchgrove Bay|
|Elmwood Winter Club||75 Brazier St.|
|Fraser’s Grove||85 Fraser’s Grove|
|Hap Hopkinson Park||1043 Manhattan Ave.|
|Kingston Park||320 Kingston Cr.|
|Papoose Park||Comanche Rd. at Mohawk Bay|
|Parc De La Seigneurie||175 De La Seigneurie Blvd.|
|Ron Du Hamel Park||265 Sage Creek Blvd|
|Sir Winston Churchill||150 John Duncan Dr.|
|Tamarind Park||Tamarind Dr. South of Whellams Lane|
Click here for a listing of outdoor rinks (boards – usually at community centres.)
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.
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: