You can glide across the City of Toronto’s outdoor ice rinks this month.
Mayor John Tory announced Thursday that 38 of the city’s outdoor ice rinks would open, weather permitting, on Nov. 27. The remaining 13 ice rinks will open on December 4th.
The outdoor ice rinks will be open for free recreational skating and shinny, as well as instructional programs and permits. Unlike last year, there is no need for reservations for ice skating.
“We are doing everything we can as a city government to ensure that Toronto residents have access to safe and fun outdoor recreation this winter,” Tory said.
“Our advances in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and getting people vaccinated have allowed us to open our outdoor skating rinks to more people and more activities, including the return of shining.”
The outdoor ice rinks will be open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily throughout the season. The changing rooms will operate with 50% capacity, but skaters are encouraged to arrive dressed for the ice.
“I know Toronto residents are ready to jump into the winter and get the most out of the city’s parks and other recreational activities,” Tory said.
“I encourage people to come outside and enjoy these winter activities.”
The ice rinks open on November 27
Alexandra Park / Harry Gairey
Broadlands Community Center
Colonel Samuel Smith Park
Glen Long Community Center
Hodgson Public School Grounds
Irving W Chapley Community Center
McCowan District Park
Mel Lastman Square
Nathan Phillips Square
North Toronto Memorial Community Recreation Center / Eglinton Park
Otter Creek Center
Riverdale Park East
Scarborough Civic Center / Albert Campbell Square
Sherbourne Common / Paul Quarrington Ice Rink
Sir Adam Beck Rink
Sunnydale Acres Rink
Trinity Bellwoods Park
Van Horne Park / Pleasantview Rink
Wallace Emerson Park
West Deane Park / Martingrove
West Mall Rink
Westway Outdoor Rink
The ice rinks open on December 4th
Campbell Avenue Playground
Humber Valley Rink
Jimmie Simpson Park
Joseph Bannon Park
Prince of Wales Rink
Ryerson Community Park