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Skating rink rules - Esplanade Tranquille

To ensure a safe and pleasant experience for all, you must follow these rules and the instructions of the Esplanade Tranquille staff at all times.

  • Wear ice skates while on the rink
  • Skate safely and responsibly
  • Skate in the direction of traffic 
  • Use the provided lockers to store your personal effects
  • The recommended skating time is about 90 minutes to allow everyone to enjoy the rink
  • Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult and wearing a helmet is strongly recommended.
  • No more than two people can hold hands while skating
  • Report all injuries to the Esplanade Tranquille staff
  • Disruptive, aggressive or disorderly conduct will not be tolerated

While on the rink, it is strictly prohibited to:

  • Wear shoes or boots
  • Wear a headset, headphones or a backpack, for safety reasons
  • Smoke, drink or eat
  • Skate while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Skate with a pet
  • Carry a child in your arms or in a baby-carrier while skating
  • Use a sled or stroller (which can damage the ice)
  • Skate at excessive speeds or do spins or jumps
  • Shove or chase others or engage in any other activity that could endanger fellow skaters
  • Use a hockey stick and/or puck or play any team sport
  • Sit on or climb the boards

The Esplanade Tranquille staff reserves the right to temporarily or permanently ban any person found violating the rules or behaving in an aggressive or violent manner.

Recognition and acknowledgment of the risks associated with ice skating

Waiver of liability and right to claim damages for users of the Esplanade Tranquille skating rink.

All users of the Esplanade Tranquille skating rink (“Participants”) understand, acknowledge, recognize and accept that ice skating is an inherently dangerous and physically demanding activity. Participants assume full responsibility for any injury, property damage or death resulting from their activities at Esplanade Tranquille and all related and nearby facilities.

Participants and/or their descendants, dependants and/or legal representatives hereby waive their rights to all claims including but not limited to those related to bodily injury, property damage or loss, or death against Esplanade Tranquille, the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership, Patin Patin, the Ville de Montréal and/or their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, directors, administrators, employees, agents and volunteers, resulting from the Participant’s use of Esplanade Tranquille and its related facilities and/or skate rental service.

Participants hereby exempt Esplanade Tranquille, the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership, Patin Patin, the Ville de Montréal and/or their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, directors, administrators, employees, agents and volunteers from any and all liability in the case of loss, damage or expense that the Participants and/or their descendants, dependants and/or legal representatives may incur from their use of Esplanade Tranquille, its related facilities and/or the skate rental service. This includes but is not limited to damages resulting from negligence or contract termination on the part of Esplanade Tranquille, the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership, Patin Patin, the Ville de Montréal and/or their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, directors, administrators, employees, agents and volunteers, in the context of the operation, supervision, design, maintenance and condition of Esplanade Tranquille and/or its related facilities and/or surroundings.

Participants agree to obey the rules of the skating rink and to follow the instructions of Esplanade Tranquille staff. Failure to comply with these rules or instructions may lead to termination of the Participant’s use of Esplanade Tranquille and/or the skate rental service without reimbursement.

Thank you and happy skating!