Gliding along frozen water. Seeing your warm breath in the frosty air. There is nothing more quintessentially Canadian than ice skating. Arenas and community centres in the City & County of Peterborough offer public skating at various times throughout the winter season. So whether you’re looking to take your kids out skating, get out with some friends, or have a romantic arm-in-arm skating excursion with your significant other. Once the Trent Canal has frozen you can skate under the shadow of the world famous Peterborough Lift Lock – until then, here are some great venues where you can slide in for some winter fun.

*Dates & times are subject to change.

City of Peterborough Public Skating Schedules:

2016-2017 City of Peterborough Public Skating Schedule, which includes Northcrest Arena and the Evinrude Centre

Peterborough Lift Lock - When the Trent Canal at the base of the world’s highest hydraulic lift lock freezes in the winter, it becomes a favourite spot for public skating and recreational hockey. When the flag is green it is safe to skate, if it is red, skating is not permitted.

County of Peterborough Public Skating Schedules:

Ennimore Community Centre 

Lakefield-Smith Community Centre

Cavan Monaghan Community Centre

Douro Community Centre

Warsaw Community Centre

Asphodel Norwood Community Centre

Havelock-Belmont-Methuen Community Centre

North Kawartha Community Centre

Otonabee-South Monaghan Memorial Community Centre

Buckhorn Sports Pad