Esplanade Tranquille skating rink

Esplanade Tranquille skating rink

Information on the activity

November 15, 2023 to April 7, 2024

Removal of the esplanade Tranquille ice rink is underway.

Le Repaire, in the esplanade Tranquille pavilion, is temporarily closed during this period.

Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to welcoming you back to celebrate the return of warm weather!



Schedule is subject to change depending on weather conditions and/or event programming.

Free acces

The resurfacer passes at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.


A counter operated by Patin Patin, located in the Repaire inside the pavilion, provides skate, helmet and padlock rentals as well as a skate sharpening service. The rental counter closes 1 hour before rink closing time. Visit the Patin Patin website for more information on their services and equipment available.

The locker room remains open 30 minutes after the rink closes. Please note that all lockers are cut off at midnight every day.


February 29 to closing:

Sunday to Thursday : 20 h 30
Schedule subject to change.


  • Sunday to Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Thursday to Saturday: 9 a.m. to midnight


Open daily, Sunday to Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Thursday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

In the Grand Salon of the Esplanade Tranquille pavilion, Café Tranquille offers quality coffee made with Pista beans and a host of local nibbles.

See the menu online

Dowtown’s biggest refrigerated outdoor rink is back! The rink can accommodate up to 400 skaters on its 1,500 m2 surface. Skates are available to rent, so anyone can make the most of winter downtown and be amazed by the interactive projection on the ice surface, Au bord du lac Tranquille, by Mirari and Normal studio.

The Esplanade Tranquille skating rink also hosts numerous activities, including musical lunchtimes with Classical Noon every Wednesday starting November 22. On Saturday evenings starting December 16, Disco Fever returns to get all the skaters boogieing.

Rental of learning aids for children

Learning aids are available for helping very young children learn to skate in a fun and safe way. A limited number of learning aids are available at the Patin Patin rental counter.

Learning aids are allowed on the ice:

Daily 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Patin Patin employees reserve the right to suspend learning aid rentals without notice when the rink is very busy, in order to keep the rink safe for everyone.

Rental of assistance devices for persons with reduced mobility

It is now possible to borrow special equipment that makes it possible for everyone to enjoy the rink! The devices are free and available at the counter in the main hall of Esplanade Tranquille:

  • 2 walkers

  • 1 tubular sled chair*

  • 1 lugiglace (for wheelchair users)* ;

  • Crampons.

*The sled chair and lugiglace require a second person to help with steering.