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Skating in the Square

Springer Market Square has once again been transformed into a magical open air skating rink! The rink will will be open daily from 8 AM to 10 PM for everyone to enjoy for free!

The Springer Market Square ice rink may close due to weather concerns. If you are unsure if the rink is open check out the Springer Market Square webcam below.

A Day at the Rink

Springer Market Square is buzzing with activities this winter!


Skating through the snow will work up an appetite and nothing says winter in Canada like a BeaverTail!

These deep-fried bundles of dough smothered in toppings are the sweetest treats after a full day of skating.

Grab a bite at 20 Market Street

Fire Pits

Get cozy and chase away that icy chill around a roaring fire pit in Springer Market Square. Perfect spot to sip on a sweet cup of hot chocolate.

Fire pits are lit every:

  • Fridays: 5 pm - 8 pm,
  • Saturdays: 12 pm - 8 pm
  • Sundays: 12 pm - 5 pm

(weather permitting)

Lace Up and Hit the Ice

Skate Rentals

Trailhead Kingston is offering skate rentals and sharpening so everyone can enjoy some time on the ice!

Find them at 262 Princess Street or visit their website.

Keep an eye on the ice

Craving some time on the ice but aren't sure if the rink is open? Take a look through the Springer Market Square webcam.


The Springer Market Square skating rink is open daily from 8 AM to 10 PM. Weather permitted.

No! Skating in Springer Market Square is 100% free!

Skating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Sunny days, warm temperatures and precipitation can cause the ice to become too thin and risk cracking. This can cause damage to the rink and poor conditions for skating.

Yes! There are public washrooms available in the lower Market Wing of City Hall via the North and South courtyards/ampitheatres. An accessibility ramp is available at the North entrance off Brock Street.

Washrooms are open 7 days a week, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

There's lots of rules and regulations to keep public skating safe and fun but here are the basics...

- Must always wear skates while on the ice.

- The middle of the ice is meant for children and beginners.

- Skate at a safe speed in the same direction as other skaters.

-No food or drink on the ice

For a full list of rules and regulations click here.

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Winter in the Square

Springer Market Square is the place to embrace the season. Fall in love with the lights, snow, skating and more! Find everything there is to do in Springer Market Square this winter.