Home of the first outdoor skating trail and so much more!
Winter is a beautiful time in Muskoka with endless winter activities. Muskoka boasts several outdoor rinks and skating trails, including being home to the first outdoor skating trail that gained popularity at Arrowhead Provincial Park.
It should be on everyone’s bucket list to skate under the warm glow of tiki torches. Be sure to bundle up and enjoy the beautiful outdoor rinks and trails that Muskoka has to offer.
Most skating trails and rinks open for the season over Christmas Break, and close during March Break but please check in advance as conditions change quickly.
- Arrowhead Ice Skating Trail: The 1.3 km ice skating trail winds through the thick Muskoka forest and is a winter experience like no other. If you get to skate the loop after a fluffy snowfall, consider yourself in luck. Being surrounded on all sides by snow-covered evergreen trees is an absolutely stunning sight, and one that you won’t soon forget. Learn more
- Muskoka Lakes Farm & Winery: Skate a 1.2 km loop around 12 acres of cranberries. With forest on one side and cranberry beds on the other, this is a one-of-a-kind experience. Head back to the winery for hot mulled wine or hot cran-apple cider.
- Remember, outdoor ice is dependent on the weather, and conditions can change throughout the day.
- Every Saturday night (weather permitting), they light the trail with 400 tiki torches for Light the Night night skating. Learn more
- Lions Lookout: A beautiful large outdoor rink in Huntsville behind the Canada Summit Centre. Open During Daylight Hours. Weather Dependent. No cost and no rentals available Learn more
- River Mill Park Skating Rink: The rink will be staffed every evening with a roaring bonfire and weekend entertainment with live performances on and off the ice. The perfect Muskoka experience!After the sun sets, River Mill Park will be bathed in twinkling lights, with a crackling fire and seasonal music creating a festive atmosphere. The result? An unforgettable nighttime skating experience that will have you coming back for more. Nighttime skating is open nightly from 5-9pm (weather permitting). Learn more
- Memorial Park: Memorial Park in downtown Bracebridge has in ice skating rink that wraps around the park and carves in and out of Bracebridge landmarks. The winter village exemplifies small town charm, especially at night when the trees are covered in twinkling lights Learn more
- Annie Williams Park: Annie Williams Memorial Park is located in Bracebridge, Ontario at 50 Santa’s Village Road along the Muskoka River. Two areas to skate, one for purely skating and the other for hockey. Learn more
- Muskoka Foundry: Embrace the charm of Muskoka winters at the Muskoka Foundry, where we’re delighted to relaunch our one-of-a-kind free public skating inside Foundry Hall. Learn more
Clear Lake Brewing, Torrance: A backyard ice rink is a labour of love. Theirs is no different. It’s a ‘family’ project that’s been built and maintained by staff, friends and neighbours. It is open for use (subject to weather & ice conditions) during brewery hours (9am-8pm) open to everyone. Learn more
Hanna Park Rink: New this year in Port Carling is the rink installed. Learn more
Dwight Beach: Short skating trail located at Dwight Beach. Be safe, lace up your skates, and embrace the cold! Learn more
Dwight Outdoor Rink: Outdoor rink, open seasonally and weather dependent. Lighting for evening use. Learn more
Baysville Outdoor Rink at the Dam Outdoor rink located near the Baysville dam. Learn More
Dorset Ice Palace: Outdoor Rink. Maintained by the Township of Algonquin Highlands. Learn more
Wharf Sports Field Gravenhurst: The Town has two outdoor ice surfaces located at the Wharf Sports Field at 1111 Bay St. The opening of the outdoor rink is weather dependant, to form a base from which staff can flood, a large amount of snow that has more moisture in order to pack it is needed, followed by a number of cold weather days (-10 C or below) for at least a week. Staff monitor the weather conditions daily, and when they are favourable, try to flood the outdoor rinks. Learn more
Boston Pizza Gravenhurst: The outdoor rink just outside of our patio is now open to the public. The ice is FREE to use, but please remember to use the ice at your own risk. Learn more
Camping in Muskoka, 1083 Reay Rd: Come skate on the frozen pond! Paul is clearing the snow for skating from 10am to 5pm for as long as the weather allows, call before heading to Camping to Camping in Muskoka to make sure the pond is in good shape for skating. 705-687-2333 Learn more
- Rendevous Park, Honey Harbour: Formerly known as Honey Harbour Park the rink is entirely weather dependent. Rinks have opened in the past as early as mid-December, but typical winters will see the rinks open only during the months of January and February.
- Baxter Ward Community Centre, Port Severn: The rink is entirely weather dependent. Rinks have opened in the past as early as mid-December, but typical winters will see the rinks open only during the months of January and February.Learn more