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Royalcrest Rink Profile

Built: 1984
Compressor: 75 hp plus 20 hp brine pump
Refrigeration system 1984. "New refrigeration scheduled and slab scheduled for 2017"

Opening: Nov.30, 2019
Closing: March 22, 2020

Rink change area: Always locked.

Staff: none. This is an unsupervised rink.

Maintenance: Flying squad.

Public Skating and open shinny hockey:

Free Pleasure-skating: Public skating all the time (shared use).

Free Shinny hockey: (Shared use).


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


playing on thin ice, not many floods

playing shinny beside the Hydro wires
 

Rink Diary

2019 - 2020

 

Earlier rink diaries

2018 - 2019

Jan.29, 2019

The rink has been marked as open until yesterday and then it was listed as "snow removal in progress" (with over 25 cm of snow). At 11 a.m. it was again listed as open.

 

2017 - 2018

No reports


2016 - 2017

No reports


2015 - 2016

March 11, 2016

This rink was scheduled to stay open until March 20, but it was shut down for the season today.

Dec.27, 2015

Listed as closed Dec.24 to Dec.27

The city's rink schedule says that this poorly maintained rink will stay open the extra four weeks this year -- really?


2014 - 2015

Dec.2 2014

The rink opened on Nov.29, closed Nov.30, reopened 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

Dec.4 2011

thin ice, Dec.4

4pm: There were a bunch of older guys just leaving with their nets. A few kids were skating around but the ice looked thin in places and crunchy in others. It looked like there were patches of mud under the ice that had melted through, maybe in the early afternoon sun. There was no signs of ice maintenance. The kids said that they heard it had opened maybe on Friday. There were no opening signs. There was also no sign of staff, but the kids said that they would come back for a scrape in the evening. The lights that were on a push button system didn't seem to be working, and the kids left just as I was pulling away.

 

2007 - 2008

Saturday Jan 12

Boys playing shinny in the shadow of Hydro wires

12:15pm A small group of boys are playing hockey. The ice is good. Four City maintenance workers are at the rink. They came by truck. One of them used to work sometimes at Dufferin Grove.


Saturday Dec 8

The gate was locked.

11:50am The rink is deserted. The gate is locked and there's no ice.

 

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From The City of Toronto Website 2014-15

For the skating schedule, go to Royalcrest, then click on Skating.

Rink Diary

2019 - 2020

 

Earlier rink diaries

2018 - 2019

Jan.29, 2019

The rink has been marked as open until yesterday and then it was listed as "snow removal in progress" (with over 25 cm of snow). At 11 a.m. it was again listed as open.

 

2017 - 2018

No reports


2016 - 2017

No reports


2015 - 2016

March 11, 2016

This rink was scheduled to stay open until March 20, but it was shut down for the season today.

Dec.27, 2015

Listed as closed Dec.24 to Dec.27

The city's rink schedule says that this poorly maintained rink will stay open the extra four weeks this year -- really?


2014 - 2015

Dec.2 2014

The rink opened on Nov.29, closed Nov.30, reopened 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

Dec.4 2011

thin ice, Dec.4

4pm: There were a bunch of older guys just leaving with their nets. A few kids were skating around but the ice looked thin in places and crunchy in others. It looked like there were patches of mud under the ice that had melted through, maybe in the early afternoon sun. There was no signs of ice maintenance. The kids said that they heard it had opened maybe on Friday. There were no opening signs. There was also no sign of staff, but the kids said that they would come back for a scrape in the evening. The lights that were on a push button system didn't seem to be working, and the kids left just as I was pulling away.

 

2007 - 2008

Saturday Jan 12

Boys playing shinny in the shadow of Hydro wires

12:15pm A small group of boys are playing hockey. The ice is good. Four City maintenance workers are at the rink. They came by truck. One of them used to work sometimes at Dufferin Grove.


Saturday Dec 8

The gate was locked.

11:50am The rink is deserted. The gate is locked and there's no ice.

 
 
 

To see the (2007-2008) report card, click here

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