The Ice Skating season is starting very soon. Most of the outdoor rinks operated by the City of Toronto open on Saturday, Nov.26/22 and close on Sunday, Mar. 19/23. The rest open on Saturday, Dec. 03/22 and close on Sunday, Feb. 26/23. Some indoor arenas are already open for public and senior skating.
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.
PLEASE SIGN IN on TBN's website, see the calendar, for each ice skating time shot whether you are member or a visitor.
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, The Bentway. We skate for about one and half hours. After the Friday evening skate, we may go for dinner. Masks are not required on outdoor rinks and indoor arenas but can be worn.
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, The Bentway Trail, Gage Park Trail, College Park Trail, and Reagent Park.
Harboufront rink is closed for 2022/2033 season.
East York Memorial arena has public senior (60+) skating on Monday and Thursday afternoons from 1:30 to 3:00 pm. It is located at 888 Cosborn Ave, just east of Woodbine.
Please get out to enjoy the fresh air and exercise.
Catherine Whitfield, Ice Skating Coordinator