Top outdoor skating destinations in Canada, according to Team Canada

It's time to lace up your skates, Canada! Team Canada members have compiled a list of their top outdoor skating rinks from across the country.

When COVID-19 hit, it forced a lot of us to think outside the box, and that’s exactly where our Canadian athletes went — outside!

Our beautiful Canadian weather is the perfect combination for winter and summer activities, and right now, our national speed skaters are calling natural outdoor rinks their practice grounds.

Ghost Lake, Alberta courtesy: Tyson Langelaar/ Instagram/ @tysonlangelaar

Ghost Lake, Alta. Courtesy: Tyson Langelaar, @tysonlangelaar/Instagram

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Tyson Langelaar is a long track speed skater for Team Canada. His teammates and him have had to get creative in where they are training.

“When it's nice weather outside, and not too much wind, that's my favorite place to skate — is just on natural ice outside,” said Langelaar.

His pick for best natural rink is Gap Lake in Alberta.

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To find out the other top picks across the country, watch the video above!

Editor's note: This article was originally published in Feb. 2021.