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-November to mid-March
Where to warm up with a hot drink nearby: Café-boulangerie Paillard
Plains of Abraham skating rink
Setting: Enjoy this winter pleasure in a magical setting on a charming historic site.
When: From mid-December to mid-March
Where to warm up with a hot drink nearby: Bistro Petit hôtel Café Krieghoff
Other ice rinks in the city
- Place Jean-Béliveau: A refrigerated ice rink / skating trail in front of the Videtron Centre.
- Pointe-aux-Lièvres: A 1.5 kilometre 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 (closed for renovation until 2020): An ice rink in the Sainte-Foy borough also used by athletes as a training ground.
Public Outdoor Ice Rinks
You can also enjoy many other outdoor public ice rinks (French only).
Forest Skating Trails Around Québec City
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 kilometre 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
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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