The City of Toronto has opened 38 outdoor skating rinks across the city today as people prepare to get into the winter mood.
The city kicked off its Welcome T.O. Winter program today and will be opening 52 outdoor ice rinks across the city throughout the next two weeks.
The city maintains more than 50 artificially cooled outdoor rinks around Toronto in an average season, including patches of ice for free skating, rinks setup with nets for shinny and outdoor skating trails.
Thirty-eight ice rinks will open today and operate until March 19, 2023, and 14 more rinks will open on Dec. 3 and operate until Feb. 26, 2023.
The skating rinks at Dufferin Grove Park and Ledbury Park will open once capital construction work is complete.
In warmer weather, or after heavy snowfall, rinks can be closed temporarily. Outdoor rinks will operate from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
A list of the city’s outdoor rinks, including which are open and closed with the warmer weather, can be accessed on the city website.
“We want people to be able to enjoy our parks and other outdoor spaces as much as possible year round. This year, there are many exciting winter activities residents can enjoy including skate trails, toboggan hills, outdoor rinks and much more,” Mayor John Tory said in a statement on Thursday.