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2021 - 2022


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2020 - 2021

COVID-RELATED RESTRICTIONS: To find out how to book a skating time, go to the city's outdoor rinks web page.
All shinny hockey has been removed except for Greenwood (and only children and youth are allowed there). The city's opening rules are described here and our rinks blog is here.

Nov.28, 2020

Opened for the season

 

2019 - 2020

No reports

2018 -2019

Dec.5, 2018

The rink was scheduled to be open on Dec.1, but opened today for the first time.

 

2015 - 2016

Dec.16 2015

This rink is next to a school. At 3.35, the kids have already got their skates on, playing shinny.


ten minutes after school gets out

good ice
 


2014 - 2015

Dec.2 2014

This rink opened on Nov.29, closed on Nov.30, and reopened on Dec.2.

2013-2014

Monday, November 25th, 2013

We went by late Monday night. The compressors were on and a layer of rime build up covered the surface of the rink.

 

2011 - 2012

Saturday Dec.3 2011

is this rink a bit of an orphan?

Ok ice and half a dozen kids skating. No staff visible and building was locked. Kids were using gloves for goal posts. No signs announcing opening date.

 
Saturday Jan.7 2012

This rink is a textbook example of the wasted buildings (and under-used rinks?) in Etobicoke. At 9.30 a.m. on a beautiful Saturday morning in the Christmas holidays, one solitary boy was at the rink, taking shots on a half-broken goal net. The rink house looked like a solid building whose main feature is locked doors.


entry hole in the fence

an almost-square rink pad

single net is half-broken

mini-bleacher place for changing

compressor plant in former rink house

locked back of rink house

former rink observation window, all wired up

locks are the main thing now

 

2008 - 2009

Wednesday December 10, 2008

At 8 pm the rink was covered with snow and locked.

 

2007 - 2008

Saturday Jan 12

2:50pm A man is playing hockey with a young boy. He says the rink was rebuilt but there have been some problems.

Saturday Dec 8

2:20pm The rink isn't scheduled to open until Dec 15.

 

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