Ramsey Lake Skating Path


The Ramsey Lake Skating Path is currently closed due to mild temperatures.

Hours of operation are Monday to Friday, from 4 to 8 p.m., Saturdays from 12 to 8 p.m. and Sundays from 12 to 6 p.m. The Ramsey Lake Skate Patrol will be available for assistance during hours of operation.

The path is for skating only; hockey, ringette and shinny are not permitted. The path is approximately 1.5 km long, from the Sudbury Canoe Club at the corner of Elizabeth Street and McNaughton Terrace to Science North, with an extension to the Northern Water Sports Centre. The Ramsey Lake Skate Patrol will be available to provide assistance during the hours of operation.


Elizabeth Street / McNaughton Terrace to Science North



Opening Requirements

In order for work to begin on the Ramsey Lake Skate Path, ice must be a minimum thickness of 12 to 15 inches depending on the type and weight of equipment being used. Test holes are measured starting in January to determine the thickness of the ice.

Depending on temperature and weather conditions, it takes approximately 2 to 3 weeks to prepare the skate path. Preparations include plowing, sweeping, shaving and flooding the ice surface. Once ice is 18 to 24 inches thick, the skate path is deemed safe for opening.

The skate path has historically opened anywhere from mid January to early February, and closes in March when conditions are no longer safe or favourable.

Ramsey Lake Skating Path is a natural ice surface. Report hazards to skate patrol employees or call 311.

There’s a new way to register for leisure programs or book a facility. It’s easy to create an account! If you need help getting started, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.



The French interface of our new registration system is still under development, however it is important that the City goes live with the new system as the existing registration and facility booking system is no longer supported by the vendor. Residents can still receive this service in French by calling 311 to have a French-speaking operator process bookings or registrations. The French interface will be launched in time for the fall/winter registration period.