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Skate Rentals

Skate rentals are available at City Hall (independent company), Harbourfront, the Bentway and the Brickworks.

The City of Toronto runs a skate loans program at three rinks: Dufferin Rink, Wallace Rink,Campbell Rink. It's two dollars for 2 hours of skate time.

The City also runs three tuck shops for Shinny hockey gear at Dufferin Rink, Wallace Rink, and Campbell Rink includes sticks, pucks, tape, wax, skate tightener, skate file, and helmets for loan

Randy's skate loan program is now closed.

The CELOS/City of Toronto skate lending story so far

CELOS skate lending 2018

CELOS Skate lending offer 2017-2018

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Snack Bar

The City of Toronto operates three snack bars at Dufferin Rink, Wallace Rink, and Campbell Rink. The fare is reasonably priced and includes hot chocolate, vegan soup and chili, chocolate chip cookies and mini pizzas.

There is also an independent catering company running a snack bar close to the rink at City Hall, and cafes in and around the rinks at Harbourfront, and Brickworks. The Bentway sells hot drinks, chili, and soup.


Do you have Rink Diary material to share?

If you have stories, pictures, rink condition updates, a family or community event, etc. to share about your local outdoor rink, send us the material at [email protected], and we'll post it in the rink diaries (subject to editing of course).

Skate Lending: how it's done at different rinks

The joys and difficulties of skate lending

Skate Lending Programs at Neighbourhood Ice Rinks

Youtube slide show created by Dufferin Rink staff, 2012

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