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Montreal Families

Old Port skating rink opens in December

Prepare to bundle up the kids and go skating in one of Montreal’s most beautiful and historic settings: the Bonsecours Basin in the Old Port.

The Old Port skating rink reopened for the winter season on Saturday, December 10, 2022 and will close March 5, 2023. The rink features great ice quality as well as music and themed nights.

Skate rentals and sharpening are available on site. There are also free lockers, parking at the Clock Tower Quay, snacks and hot beverages, and a bistro menu at the Grande Roue.

Special activities all winter long

There are several special events that take place throughout the winter.

On December 17 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Santa and his elves will be onsite to entertain kids and hear what is on their Christmas wish list.

On December 24 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. there will be family activities, including face painting, Fredo the magician doing some tricks and a pirate sharing stories about New France and its sailors, legends and mysteries.

Every Friday beginning January 6 at 7:30 p.m., DJs will be on site to pump out their favourite tunes.

Families Sundays kick off January 8 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Each week, there will be a variety of activities and games, including face painting, broom ball, mascots, giant puppets and inflatables.

Check the website for up-to-date information.

Before you go

Strollers and wheelchairs are permitted but children cannot be held in an adult’s arms or carried in a baby carrier on the ice. Hockey sticks and pucks are not permitted.

The rink will be open Monday to Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Thursday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

For more information, call 514-496-PORT(7678) or click here.

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