Grab your skates, hit the ice and spend some time with your family and friends at a skating rink. There are 50 City of Toronto outdoor artificial ice rink locations, with an extended 2015/2016 season at 35 locations. Each year dozens of community-run natural ice rinks are also built across the city with help from Parks staff.
General hours of operation for City-run outdoor rinks are 9:00 am to 10:00 pm, seven days a week. Hours vary at each location so to help plan for your skating visit, please click on the facility name in the table below for program information. For a complete listing at all facilities please use this list of drop-in skating programs.
Skating Programs available at ABCRA Ramsden Park Outdoor Ice Rink:
1020 Yonge Street (opposite the Rosedale Subway Station).
- Hockey Skills / Power Skate Child
Hockey Skills and Power Skating are offered for beginner to advanced levels. Power Skating teaches speed, agility and coordination. Hockey Skills focuses on puck handling, skating and game strategies. CSA approved hockey helmets with full face masks, neck guards and gloves are required when on the ice. Course prerequisites are indicated.
- Learn to Skate Adult
Learn to Skate programs, beginner to advanced, focus on orientation to ice and skating techniques. Course prerequisites are indicated. All Adult participants must wear a CSA approved hockey helmet.
- Learn to Skate Child - Level 1
Development of balance and posture. Introduction to forward skating, gliding, stopping and backward skating. Prerequisite: Level 1 is for participants who are new to skating or are unable to skate the width of the ice surface with a glide. Participants should be able to stand and walk on skates with straight ankles off the ice. Participants must wear a CSA approved hockey helmet.
- Learn to Skate Child - Level 2
Development of forward gliding, stopping, backward skating. Introduction to one foot glides and backward gliding. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Level 1 or participant can skate (with a glide) the length of the ice without falling. Participants must wear a CSA approved hockey helmet.
- Learn to Skate Youth
Learn to Skate programs, beginner to advanced, focus on orientation to ice and skating techniques. Course prerequisites are indicated. All Youth participants must wear a CSA approved hockey helmet.