Discover the Best Outdoor Skating Rinks in Sault Ste. Marie: It's Time to Lace Up!

All the best places to skate outdoors this winter.

Grab your skates and pour some hot chocolate, it's time to head out to the best outdoor rinks in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario for some skating fun this winter!

Skating is a perfect activity to get you, your family and friends together outside and moving this winter.  Admission is free, so just lace up and go!

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Esposito Rink – Queen Street West

The Phil Esposito Park stretches from the corner of Queen W. and John Street to the corner of Queen W. and Andrew Streets in Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada. The park was renamed after the famous NHL hockey player who was born in Sault Ste. Marie. Formerly known as Central Park, its original name is still reflected in the name of the northernmost bordering street: Central Park Avenue.

During the winter months, it is a well-maintained outdoor skating rink enclosure. Mainly constructed and maintained for the use of hockey practices and pick-up games, the rink is open to anyone who likes to skate (although, a second, open ice surface is also available for non-hockey players to enjoy at those times that a game or practice is underway).

Note: This is a non-supervised rink and park. Used responsibly, it is a safe area for skating, but skaters are reminded that they use the facility at their own risk. Please stay onsite with your children to ensure their safety.

Operating Hours:
Monday to Friday – 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday – 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Queen Street West, Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Admission: FREE

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Merrifield Rink – Henrietta Street

Operating Hours:
Monday to Friday – 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday – 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

91-95 Henrietta Ave, Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Admission: FREE


Anna McCrea Rink – Mark Street

Operating Hours:
Monday to Friday – 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday – 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

250 Mark St, Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Admission: FREE

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Art Jennings Speed Skating Oval – Elizabeth Street

Jennings was instrumental in bringing speed skating to Sault Ste. Marie and founded the Sault Ste. Marie Speed skating Club.

Jennings' was honoured when the skating oval at Queen Elizabeth Park was named for his contribution to the sport. Today the Art Jennings Oval remains a city favourite skating spot. You can enjoy an evening skate on the lite grounds and indoor change facility.

Operating Hours:
Monday to Friday – noon to 4 p.m. & 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday – 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

280 Elizabeth Street, Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Admission: FREE

For more information: Contact the Community Services Department at 705-759-5310 or the Public Works & Transportation Department at 705-759-5201.

About Staff Writer Tourism SSM

Tourism Sault Ste. Marie (TSSM) was formed to bring the local tourism industry together to promote the city and assist in developing its economy.

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