There's nothing like outdoor skating
A project of CELOS (*)
Opened: Nov.22, 2014
Closes: scheduled for March 22, 2015
Rink change area: A new change area, with a snack bar too.
Staff: One to three rink guards at a time, plus a zamboni operator always on site.
Helmet use: only leisure skaters under six
Cityrinks.ca position paper: is the city's helmet in need of an update? Should little kids be forced to wear only CSA approved helmets?
Maintenance: The rink has its own Zamboni, and its own operator on two shifts. Very well maintained. However, during large events in the Square, the ice isn't cleaned because it's too hard to get the large crowd of skaters off the ice. 14 shifts a week.
Comments about this rink: e-mail us at [email protected].
For the skating schedule, go to City Hall, then click on Skating.
Total cost of City Hall Rink reno was increased by $750,000.00 net of all applicable taxes ($763,200.00 net of HST recoveries), revising the current contract value from $1,935,019.00 to $2,685,019.00 net of all applicable taxes.
See here for Contract award details.
posted January 07, 2009
We have gone to several disparate sources to arrive at an estimate of annual (seasonal) operating costs of Toronto's 49 outdoor rinks ("AIR's" - Artificial Ice Rinks).
Our best estimate of direct costs from these approaches is
Total direct cost estimate $3.2M (average about $65,000 per rink - 12 week season)