Skating in the Québec City region holds special appeal, whether you can barely stand on skates or you’re a skating acrobat! Take full advantage of winter with this Nordic activity with friends, family, or that special someone. Don't miss the best part about ice skating: warming up with a hot chocolate!

Ice Skating in Town

Place D'Youville skating rink

Setting: Skate in the heart of the action at Place D’Youville! Glide across a refrigerated rink amid the ambiance of Old Québec, just across from Porte Saint-Jean and Capitole de Québec.

When: From mid-October to mid-March

Where to warm up with a hot drink nearby: Café-boulangerie Paillard

 

Place D'Youville skating rink at night | Credit:  Ville de Québec
Credit: Ville de Québec

Plains of Abraham skating rink

Setting: Enjoy this winter pleasure in a magical setting on a charming historic site.

When: From the end of December to mid-March

Where to warm up with a hot drink nearby: Bistro Petit hôtel Café Krieghoff

Ice Rink at the Plains of Abraham | Credit:  Ville de Québec
Credit: Ville de Québec

Skating rink on Louise Basin

Setting: 1 km ice path along the Louise Basin inner harbour. Skating during the day or under the lights at night is a magical experience that lets visitors enjoy all the beauty of Québec City.

When: January 21 to March 13, 2016

Where to warm up with a hot drink nearby: At Cusine du Marché restaurant of Québec Public Market 

Village Nordik du Port de Québec | Credit:  Johany Jutras
Credit: Johany Jutras

Other ice rinks in the city

  • Pointe-aux-Lièvres: A 1.5 kilometer trail lit in the evening and offering a panoramic view of the Upper Town.
  • Domaine Maizerets: Skating rink lit in the evening located on an historic site.
  • Anneau Gaétan-Boucher: An ice rink in the Sainte-Foy borough also used by athletes as a training ground.
Site des sports d'hiver de la Pointe-aux-Lièvres | Credit:  Ville de Québec
Credit: Ville de Québec

Public Outdoor Ice Rinks

You can also enjoy many other outdoor public ice rinks (French only).

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Ice Skating in the Country

Fill your lungs with fresh air and skate amid exceptional country landscapes while marveling at the surrounding beauty!

Village Vacances Valcartier

Setting: Trails with lighting and sound systems winding more than a kilometer through the largest playground in America.

When: From mid-December to end of March

Where to warm up with a hot drink nearby: At one of the restaurants on-premise 

Village Vacances Valcartier | Credit:  Village Vacances Valcartier
Credit: Village Vacances Valcartier

Other ice rinks in the country

Ice Skating | Credit:  Jessica Robitaille
Credit: Jessica Robitaille

Indoor Skating Rink

Méga Parc des Galeries de la Capitale

Setting: Indoor 17,000 square foot skating rink located right in the amusement park of Les Galeries de la Capitale. 

When: Open year-round

Where to warm up with a hot drink nearby: At one of the restaurants on-premise.

Indoor Amusement Park (Méga Parc des Galeries de la Capitale) | Credit:  Méga Parc des Galeries de la Capitale
Credit: Méga Parc des Galeries de la Capitale

Notes:

The selected skating rinks offer skate rental on-site (unless otherwise indicated).

Please note that skating rinks are open depending on weather conditions.We recommend calling ahead to confirm.

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