let’s go ice skating

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Amid the enchanting winter season, ice skating emerges as a cherished activity. The glistening frozen lakes and the sound of blades cutting through the frozen surface create a timeless tradition, captivating hearts for generations.

Whether you are looking for fun with the family or a romantic getaway, the Haliburton Highlands has many options for you.

Outdoors on Ice – Public Rinks

Gather your loved ones and prepare to lace up your skates for a frosty adventure! This winter, immerse yourself in the icy wonder of the many Haliburton Highlands outdoor skating rinks, where you can share unforgettable moments with family while staying active.

Dawson Hamilton Memorial Rink

Located at the Cultural Centre in Minden Hills. This rink offers recreational skating and some light posts for evening enjoyment … Learn More

Dysart et al Outdoor rink 

Conveniently located near the library and the downtown in the village of Haliburton… Learn More

Stanhope Gardens

Located behind the Stanhope Firefighters’ Community Hall this rink has a light post for evening skating enjoyment… Learn More

dorset ice palace

It’s lit up at night and there’s a spacious, heated room for you to lace up in. The rink is located in the heart of the village… Learn More

Harcourt Outdoor Rink

Located at the Harcourt Community Centre…  Learn More

West Guilford Outdoor Rink

Has evening lights available and located near the Community Centre…  Learn More

Abbey Gardens

A skating rink under the marquee lights and snowshoe trails nearby… Learn More

Couples who ice skate together, stay together.

Whenever the temperature drops, and you’re looking for something fun to do, you can always try to go on an exciting winter date. Below are some accommodations that have skating rinks and ice trails available to their guests.

blue spruce Resort

The largest skating trail on Oxtongue Lake… Learn More

somerset lakeside Resort

Enjoy the lake from dawn till dusk… Learn More

Shalom by the lake

This is the perfect way to warm up after a skate or whole watching the sun go down…. Learn More

Ogopogo Resort

Our rink is flooded and lit at night time creating a wonderful skating experience for our registered guests… Learn More

Miners’ Bay Lodge

Enjoy any time of day with our Christmas lights to light your way at night and a rinkside campfire to stay extra warm… Learn More

Bonnie View Inn

Have a selection of skates for guests to use at no charge and we have lights that stay on until 8:30 every night. … Learn More

Below are some great pictures of the #myhaliburtonhighlands that might inspire you.

Looking for some Indoor Public Skating?

The Haliburton Highlands offers a wide variety of drop-in Public Skating, Shinny and Ticket Ice (figure skating) programs for the community, hosted at our indoor arenas.

a.j. larue arena

The village of Haliburton is home to a single ice pad. The ice is usually put in mid-June to be ready for the summer season and then remains in place for the fall/winter season. … Learn More

Keith Tallman Memorial arena

Located in Wilberforce, the ice season runs from mid-October to the end of March… Learn More

S.G. Nesbitt Memorial Arena

An NHL sized ice pad located in Minden and has excellent quality ice for skating events, from late August to Easter Weekend… Learn More