Skating at the Ice Rink in The Gardens at Pillar and Post

The Ice Rink in The Gardens at Pillar and Post at night

MARCH 2024 – The Ice Rink at Pillar and Post is now CLOSED for the season.

This winter, we look forward to welcoming you to the Ice Rink in The Gardens at Pillar and Post to enjoy our beautiful grounds, to skate on our 120 x 60 ice rink and to enjoy the signature food and beverage options at The OutPost.

The skating rink is free to hotel guests of Vintage Hotels and Niagara’s Finest Hotels, as well as, the general public. We are now open for you to skate, glide and enjoy. Please visit this page often or our Facebook page for ongoing rink updates.

We look forward to seeing the families, children, and everyone in the community getting outside in this safe space to skate and to celebrate what winter has to offer. 

The Ice Rink at Pillar and Post Hours

The ice rink is now closed for the season.

Check our Facebook page daily for updates on ice conditions and any weather-related closures. We’ll keep you posted to ensure everyone gets their perfect skating day!

Please note: based on ice conditions and weather, the rink will be periodically closed for cleaning throughout the day, typically at 3:00 p.m. Cleaning time is approximately 30 minutes.

Ice Skating Rink Operational Hours

Approximate hours (subject to change)

2023 – 2024 Hours

Community Skate Hours

Monday – Thursday – 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Friday – Saturday – 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Sunday – 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Hotel Guest Skate Hours

Monday – Thursday – 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Friday – Saturday – 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Sunday – 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Black-out dates:

Sunday, December 17th

Please note the following black-out dates do not apply to hotel guests.

Friday, January 12th*

Saturday, January 13th*

Friday, February 23th*

Saturday, February 24th*

*other black-out dates may apply.

Skate Rentals at The Gardens

Skate rentals are available through The OutPost for $5.00, rentals are limited and guests of The Gardens are encouraged to bring their own skates whenever possible. Helmets are required for all skaters under the age of 12, helmet rentals are available and are free.

Ice Rink FAQ and Rules

The OutPost at Pillar and Post

The OutPost, the resident café in The Gardens, will be open the following hours serving you up tasty snacks, sandwiches, and hot and cold beverages, to view the full menu please click here.

Outdoor seating and fire pits will be available throughout The Gardens.

The OutPost Operational Hours

  • Sunday – Thursday: 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday – Saturday: 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

We are excited to share this beautiful space and new Ice Rink with visitors to Niagara-on-the-Lake as well as our hotel’s guests. To start planning a winter getaway with Vintage Hotels, please visit our Hotel Packages page here.

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