Skating rinks for everyone

Updated on Nov 22, 2023

Where can you go skating hand in hand, perform your double backwards salchow or become Kim Boutin for a while? Here are some suggestions for you in the Eastern Townships...

Carolyne Parent

©Daphné Caron

Romantic Skating

On this frozen path, located in Magog, illuminated in the evening, you’ll enjoy Lake Memphremagog in the background for over a distance of 2.5 km; truly charming! There are two pavilions for you to warm up in, one located at Pointe Merry, the other in the Cabana parking lot.

And for an après-skate? Head to Chocolats Vanden Eynden in Magog for one of the best tasting mugs of hot chocolate you’ll ever have in your life! Nothing less.

©Charles Dion

Exuberant Skating!

A pond covering a surface of about 6,000 sq. meters, in winter offers quite a surface to express yourself on skates, day and night, to the sound of music! Where? In the park of the Domaine-Howard in Sherbrooke.

And for an après-skate? A comforting meal at Café Pierre Jean Jase or a divine pastry at Les Vraies Richesses near downtown Sherbrooke.

© Base de plein air André-Nadeau

Skating as a Family

All the family will enjoy the two frozen areas of the Base de plein air André-Nadeau. One is dédicated for the hockey players and the other one allow you to express yourself on skates.Oh! The joy of playing together surrounded by such a wonderful environment!

Feeling hungry? Head to Café Aragon in Sherbrooke to feed your troops!

©Daphné Caron

Skating by the Way

One wants to go winter-biking, the other, wants to go snowshoeing and your youngest just wants to skate. Your best bet is to go to the park of La Gorge de Coaticook. Located near the welcome office of the campground, the skating rink is accessible all winter long depending on the weather.

For an après-skate, stop by Boulangerie Ô Terroir, in Coaticook for a Viennese pastry or a sandwich to go.

©Gilles Cazeault

Athletic Skating

In Granby, in the Parc Daniel-Johnson, the skating rink offers a lot of fun for everyone, but especially those who are serious skaters, who like to race around the ice rink.

To rest your legs and warm your heart after your skating session, stop by the Café de la Brûlerie. Coffee roasted on the spot and tantalizing dishes on the program!

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