The Bentway Skate Trail

Bentway Skate Trail

The Bentway welcomes back local neighbours and fun-seekers for FREE winter programming, launching December 17, 2022. Skaters are invited to chill out and cozy up along a 220-metre figure-eight skate trail, located under the Gardiner Expressway.

This year, The Bentway’s winter season celebrates the diverse communities that make up Toronto and explores what it is to experience winter in our city for the first time.

For more information, please visit

Skate Rentals, Lessons

Yes, there are skate rentals available (up to 2 hours) but at a cost. An exception to this will be on Fridays, beginning January 13, FREE skate rentals will be available from 5:00 pm-9:00 pm.

The Bentway is also offering FREE lessons, but you must register online (LINK) and it’s on a first-come first-served basis.

Skate sharpening is also available.


The Bentway is under the Gardiner Expressway beside the Fort York Visitor Centre (250 Fort York Blvd.) between Strachan Ave. and Bathurst St.

It stretches from just east of Fort York’s Visitor Centre to Bastion St.

Weather Plays a Factor

As this is a weather-dependent skating venue, it’s best you check before heading down there, either via their website (listed above) or via social media (see below)