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Fort George National Historic Site

The Skating Rink, Parks Canada and Vintage Hotels

Skating rink and Agora at Fort George National Historic Site
© Parks Canada

Parks Canada is thrilled to partner with Vintage Hotels to bring this new and unique experience to Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario. Developing new and innovative programs and services allows more Canadians, including youth and newcomers, to experience the outdoors and learn more about our environment and history.

This new skating rink is the coolest place in town and the only one of its kind in all of Parks Canada. Whether you are having fun with family and friends on the ice, savouring hot chocolate around the fire pits, or simply enjoying the atmosphere under the twinkling lights in one of our Red Chairs, Parks Canada and Vintage Hotels encourage Canadians to get outside and experience the great outdoors!

Skating Rink Hours of Operation

Public skating times:

Sunday to Thursday
Open: 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. & 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Friday
Open: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Saturday
Open: 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. & 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. & 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Friday Evening Special Programmes

A candlelight tour inside of Fort George
5:30 p.m., Meet at the ice rink at 5:20 p.m.

Enjoy the stories of this great site and experience the unique ambience of the fort at night.

A Fireside Chat in the Officers' Mess
7 p.m., Meet at the ice rink at 6:50 p.m.

Enjoy a presentation from our professional staff by a warm fire in the Officers' Quarters. Topics will change weekly.

Family Day Skate with special guests The Niagara Ice Dogs!


February 20
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Join us for Family Day at the Vintage – Parks Canada Rink at Fort George National Historic Site. Public skating: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. & 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Guest appearance by the Niagara Ice Dogs from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Demonstrations, Games, Activities, Prizes and More! All day long!

Skate Rentals & Concessions

If you've forgotten your skates or didn't bring a snack, we've got you covered. Vintage Hotels will operate concessions and skate rentals out of the Agora.

  • Skate rentals = $5

Concessions will include:

  • Hot Pretzel = $4
  • Pizza = $4
  • Jumbo Cookie = $3
  • Juice or Hot cocoa = $3
  • Water, soda, coffee = $2

Note: Concession and skate rentals are only available on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Private Rentals

If you're looking for a unique venue for your event or gathering, the Vintage-Parks Canada skating rink is also available for private rentals. To book the rink, please call: 905-486-6614 or email: ont-niagara@pc.gc.ca

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