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Rink change area: Beside rink
Maintenance: This is not an ice rink so it doesn't need to be resurfaced to get the ice off.
Skate Rentals/Sharpening: Friday 6pm – 11pm, Saturday & Holiday Weekdays 10am – 11pm, Sunday 10am – 8pm. Christmas Eve 10am – 4pm, Christmas Day Closed. New Years Eve & New Years Day 10am – 4pm. Family Day Monday 10am – 4pm
Bonfire: Friday 6pm – 11pm, Saturday & Holiday Weekdays 6pm – 11pm Sunday 4pm – 8pm, Christmas Eve 12pm – 4pm. Christmas Day Closed. New Years Eve & New Years Day 12pm – 4pm. Family Day Monday 12pm – 4pm.
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News release about "Winter at Ontario Place" here.
Lots of activity because there's going to be an opening ceremony with the minister present. Vendors are getting $1000 for 5 hours serving at the event. It's impressive to see how a fantasy landscape is put together in a hurry.
Summertime, it was a roller rink.
The new plastic rink seems to be almost ready, at the Waterfall Stage. Some workers at the site said they think it will open on Dec.1 -- not sure about that. They said there will be skate lending and skate sharpening in the adjacent building. Maybe food too, and music? Could be fun.
It's a mystery: the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport sent out a press release on Nov.2, saying that their winter programming will include "skating on a synthetic ice rink and other activities."
But there's no evidence of any such rink on the grounds of Ontario Place, nor is there more information available through the Ontario Place media office. Where will it be? When will it open?
BlogTo ran a piece on the rink, but they seem to be mostly guessing too. The picture they got from the province is pretty, but so far it's only a picture -- can't skate on that.
Here's wikipedia on synthetic ice rinks.
See also: Editor's and rink users' blog