You know it’s the holidays when Brampton’s three outdoor skating rinks have officially opened for the season!
As of this past weekend, Gage Park, Mt. Pleasant, and Chinguacousy Park’s skating rinks are open. So, whether you’re a pro who can skate figure eights around their friends and family, or you’re a beginner who needs to cling to a railing, there’s a rink in Brampton for you.
Lace up those skates and pick a day to head out.
Here are Brampton’s skating trails and their schedules:
Chinguacousy Park Skate Trail (9050 Bramalea Rd – featured in our cover photo!)
This trail is designed in an irregular “canal” shape to ensure all skaters can practice their skills, regardless of ability. It has over 2,000 sq. metres of ice and can hold up to 500 skaters.
You can rent skates and helments on Thursday and Friday from 6-9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
It’s open from Monday-Sunday from 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Gage Park Outdoor Skating Trail (Main and Wellington)
Gage Park is pretty majestic as is, and it transforms into its own mini winter wonderland during the winter.
A DJ spins tracks as you skate, there’s a fire pit where you can keep warm, and there’s a food trailer and skate and helment rentals available from Thursday through Sunday.
It’s open from Sunday-Thursday from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.-11 p.m.
Mount Pleasant Outdoor Skating Rink (100 Commuter Drive)
This skating rink doesn’t have skate rentals or change rooms, but there are benches around the rink for changing into and out of skates.
It’s open from Sunday-Thursday from 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.-10 p.m., and for parent and child skating on Saturday and Sunday mornings from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Happy skating, Brampton!
#ICYMI – Mount Pleasant Outdoor Skating Rink, Gage Park Outdoor Skating Trail and Chinguacousy Park Skate Trail are officially open for the season! For hours and more info, click here https://t.co/gYNfBo9kv5 pic.twitter.com/fKkCu0PTuS
— City of Brampton (@CityBrampton) December 16, 2018
Cover photo courtesy of Herman Custodio