The Ice Skating season is starting very soon. Most of the outdoor rinks operated by the city of Toronto open on Saturday, Nov.27/21 and close on Sunday, Mar. 20/22. The rest open on Saturday, Dec. 04/21 and close on Sunday, Feb. 27/22. Some indoor arenas are already open.
I am planning to have a weekday skate, Tuesday or Wednesday, late mornings, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm, and our usual Friday evenings, 6:30 to 8:00 pm.
No reservations are required to skate on outdoor and indoor rinks. Masks are not required on outdoor rinks but are now required on indoor rinks. Masks are required for washrooms and indoors enroute to the indoor rink.
Outdoor rinks do not require contact information. Indoor rinks require proof of vaccinations and photo ID and contact information. Check in on entering the arena.
For first timers to TBN's ice skating , a TBN membership is not required. We skate on public rinks. A few rinks have skate rentals, such as, Harbourfront and the Bentway. We skate for about one and half hours. After the Friday evening skate, we may go for dinner.
Here are some of the rinks we have visited: Withrow Park, Kew Gardens, Nathan Phillips Square (City Hall), Colonel Sam Smith Park Trail, Greenwood Park Trail, Richmond Green Trail, Mel Lastman Square, Christie Pits, Dufferin Grove Park, Giovanni Caboto, Don Mills Shopping Centre, Harry Gairey, Rennie Park, Bentway Trail, Gage Park Trail, College Park Trail, and Reagent Park.
Harbourfront has a new rink in front of the Concert Stage with a small trail on the north side. The rink is just west of the old rink. The rink is now open.
York Mills arena has public skating on Friday evenings from 6:45 to 8:45 pm.
East York arena has public senior (60+) skating on Mondays and Thursdays from 1:30 to 3:00 pm.
Please get out to enjoy the fresh air and exercise.
Catherine Whitfield, Ice Skating Coordinator