Friday night skating is the only activity that does not require TBN membership as public rinks are used so bring non-members to join in the fun and encourage them to become members. All levels of ability are welcome, from beginners to seasoned veterans, as the idea is to come out, meet people and have fun.
Skating is typically on outdoor rinks, weather permitting, from 6:00 – 8:30 pm depending on the rink, followed by dinner at a local eatery or a pot luck dinner that is graciously hosted by some of the skaters; a tradition that I hope will continue for years to come. Often there are more people at the ‘après’ than at the skating! The evening normally ends around 10:00 pm.
As skating outdoors is very dependent on ‘Mother Nature’, skating is sometimes indoors at the start, mid-November, and end, about mid-March, of the season. There is skating every Friday night in the season and the website is updated every week for the next skating venue. The season will end at York Mills arena mid March and again if we get a cold snap, the season will get extended 1 week.
Some of the rinks visited are: Withrow Park, Kew Gardens, Nathan Phillips Square (City Hall), Colonel Sam Smith Park, Greenwood Park, Richmond Green skating trail, Mel Lastman Square, Christie Pits, Dufferin Grove Park, Giovanni Caboto, Don Mills Shopping Centre, Harry Gairey, Rennie Park, Bentway Trail, Reagent Park, and obviously there will be a few repeats. However, if there are other rinks not mentioned here that you would like to go to then please speak up. Some rinks such as Richmond Green and Gage Park will require car pooling which will be coordinated.
For more information, please contact Catherine Whitfield, Ice Skating Coordinator, at email@example.com