Skating is another sport that has many variations, including figure skating, hockey skating, speed skating and roller skating. Across Northwestern Ontario, we can skate in many different places, including ponds, lakes, arenas and outdoor rinks. Skating is a great winter recreational activity. From beginner programs to competitive dance competitions, a variety of skating options exist both recreationally and competitively. All you need is a pair of skates, some protective gear and warm winter gear.