Discover the freedom of Ice Sports!
Located in front of City Hall, Nathan Phillips Square is an events landmark in the centre of the city. This captivating setting is enjoyed all year long by people of all ages but in the winter months, the reflecting pool becomes a skating rink. Glide along the ice under the lights at downtown Toronto’s famous outdoor rink. The three solid arches that stretch above the ice are officially named the "Freedom Arches" to signify the belief that "only in freedom can the Human Spirit soar."
Each winter, the historic Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, becomes the Rideau Canal Skateway, the world’s largest skating rink.