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Don Mills Skating Oval Rink Profile

Compressors: staff say the compressor strength is proprietary information, which they can't reveal.
Yes, really.
Opened January 12, 2016

Rink change area: room nearby, clean but no view to the outside, mats leading from room to ice surface

Staff: couldn't find any, but there are lots of rule signs

Maintenance: Ice was excellent when we visited, the rink has its own zamboni. But staff don;t seem to know as much as they need to, about ice-making -- the rink seems to operate as though it was a natural ice rink

Free pleasure-skating hours: same as Mall hours

Skate rental available on: Fri 5pm - 9pm, Sat 9:30am - 7pm, Sun 11am - 6pm.

NEW - FRIDAY NIGHT DJ SKATE! Join CF Shops at Don Mills’ resident DJ as he spins your favourite tunes while you skate. Friday Nights, 7 - 9pm

Note: here are the rules


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

 

Don Mills Oval

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Rink Diary

2015-2016
January 12, 2016

The rink opened today. There's skate lending for the first time this year. From their website:

Forgot your skates? We’ve got you covered with skate and helmet rentals and skate sharpening. Visit our Skate Shack next to the skating oval for assistance.

Fri 5pm - 9pm, Sat 9:30am - 7pm, Sun 11am - 6pm

''Rates: Children 12 and under: $5Adults: $10Skate Sharpening:$8

Prices are based on a 2 hour rental. Helmets are not included in the price ($5).

  • All events are weather dependent and are subject to change.
 

Rink diaries from earlier years:

2014 -2015

February 14 2015

February 14, 2.30 pm: Valentine's day skaters

Dec.16 2014

We spoke to the administrator, who said they don't know when they can open the rink, since they feel it's too warm now. Maybe they don't have a cooling system after all, or maybe they don't want to spend the fuel money to run the system.

 

2013 -2104

Dec. 27 2013

The rink is open.

Dec.7 2013

Dec.7 -- artificial turf, no ice

It looks as though maybe the rink has been converted back to artificial turf. Or maybe they'll only run it during the holidays, since they're advertising Skating with Santa on Dec.24.

Dec 6, 2013.

Still no information on line about when the rink might be opening.

Mid November 2013:

We called to ask about rink opening dates. The person answering the phone sounded rushed and said she thought it would open sometime around mid December.

See Diaries tab

Views of the rink


Here's a picture, and another.

For the schedule of the skating oval, see Don Mills Skating Oval

 

Rink Diary 2013 - 2014

2015-2016
January 12, 2016

The rink opened today. There's skate lending for the first time this year. From their website:

Forgot your skates? We’ve got you covered with skate and helmet rentals and skate sharpening. Visit our Skate Shack next to the skating oval for assistance.

Fri 5pm - 9pm, Sat 9:30am - 7pm, Sun 11am - 6pm

''Rates: Children 12 and under: $5Adults: $10Skate Sharpening:$8

Prices are based on a 2 hour rental. Helmets are not included in the price ($5).

  • All events are weather dependent and are subject to change.
 

Rink diaries from earlier years:

2014 -2015

February 14 2015

February 14, 2.30 pm: Valentine's day skaters

Dec.16 2014

We spoke to the administrator, who said they don't know when they can open the rink, since they feel it's too warm now. Maybe they don't have a cooling system after all, or maybe they don't want to spend the fuel money to run the system.

 

2013 -2104

Dec. 27 2013

The rink is open.

Dec.7 2013

Dec.7 -- artificial turf, no ice

It looks as though maybe the rink has been converted back to artificial turf. Or maybe they'll only run it during the holidays, since they're advertising Skating with Santa on Dec.24.

Dec 6, 2013.

Still no information on line about when the rink might be opening.

Mid November 2013:

We called to ask about rink opening dates. The person answering the phone sounded rushed and said she thought it would open sometime around mid December.

Rink Diary 2012 - 2013


Don Mills Oval
Feb.27 2012: Globe article about malls installing rinks, mentions the Don Mills Skating Oval.

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