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Broadlands Rink Profile

Opening: Nov. 28, 2015
Closing: scheduled March 20, 2016

Rink change area: Inside the connected community centre. Very clean, rubber flooring throughout. Change rooms are separated by gender and have no windows. No benches in the hallway and no benches outside. Community centre has two rooms with many windows next to the rink, but both are used as staff offices.

Staff: Polite, often found in their office, focused on making sure the permits get proper service.

Maintenance: There are 14 ice maintenance shifts a week. There's an onsite zamboni but no plow -- when it snows, the zamboni has to take off ALL the snow, which can take many hours.


Comments about this rink: e-mail us at [email protected].


needed more benches for skate-changing

view from the community centre window
 

Rink Diary

2015 - 2016


City Councillor Minnan-Wong plans a skating party on St.Valentine's Day, February 14. More information here.

Jan.9, 2016

The rink was open with some pleasure-skaters. We asked why the rink was so often closed, and the staff said there was no particular problem -- not with the compressors nor with their zamboni. The zamboni is still working even though it has all the extra heavy work of taking off snow no matter how deep. The staff said that's because, the way the rink is built, a large plough can't get in to clean it even if there is a big snowstorm.

Dec.27, 2015

Listed as closed Dec.24 to the afternoon of Dec.27.

Dec.23, 2015

Listed as closed.

Dec.22, 2015

Broadlands Rink was again listed as closed today.

Dec.21, 2015

Broadlands Rink has been closed at least half the days in December so far.

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Views of the rink


Excellent ice maintenance but the rink is often empty

When the rink is opened for public skating, people will come

From The City of Toronto Website 2014-15

For the skating schedule, go to Broadlands, then click on drop-in programs then click on Skating.

Rink Diary

2015 - 2016


City Councillor Minnan-Wong plans a skating party on St.Valentine's Day, February 14. More information here.

Jan.9, 2016

The rink was open with some pleasure-skaters. We asked why the rink was so often closed, and the staff said there was no particular problem -- not with the compressors nor with their zamboni. The zamboni is still working even though it has all the extra heavy work of taking off snow no matter how deep. The staff said that's because, the way the rink is built, a large plough can't get in to clean it even if there is a big snowstorm.

Dec.27, 2015

Listed as closed Dec.24 to the afternoon of Dec.27.

Dec.23, 2015

Listed as closed.

Dec.22, 2015

Broadlands Rink was again listed as closed today.

Dec.21, 2015

Broadlands Rink has been closed at least half the days in December so far.

Diary 2008 - 2009

Diary 2007 -2008

 

To see the (2007-2008) report card, click here

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