It's your last chance to check out Montreal's giant FREE skating rink

Mar 20 2023, 5:45 pm

If you haven’t checked out Montreal’s giant skating rink at Quartier des Spectacles, now is your last chance.

Until things warm up outside, every day from 5 pm, skating enthusiasts can hit up L’Esplanade Tranquille and enjoy slipping and sliding on one of the best outdoor rinks around.

The best part? Saturday nights are disco-themed.

Who hasn’t dreamt of gliding gracefully to the infectious sounds of 70s artists like Boney M., Donna Summer, and the Bee Gees? It’ll feel like Saturday Night Fever, except on skates.

But be sure to get your laps in while you can. The closing date of the Esplanade Tranquille skating rink will be determined in the coming weeks based on weather conditions.

The 300-metre-long elevated refrigerated rink was originally part of the 23rd edition of the Montréal en Lumière festival at the Quartier des Spectacle. Since opening at the peak of winter, the rink, now in its second season, has been free for anyone to use.

While people are encouraged to bring their own skates, you can easily rent a pair on-site. The schedule is as follows:

The Esplanade serves as an outdoor skating rink in winter and spring. In the summer, it will host public art shows and theatre performances.
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