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


Ice skating at place D'Youville | Credit:  Yves Tessier
Credit: Yves Tessier

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: Café Krieghoff

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

Other ice rinks in the city

  • 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.
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).

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 winter playground in North America.

When: From mid-December to end of March

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

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

Other Forest Skating Trails

Ice Skating & Skating Trails | Credit:  Jessica Robitaille
Credit: Jessica Robitaille


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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