Time to lace up the skates! Greenwood Park opens tomorrow for skating until March 22. See the schedule of other rinks too. Here’s a photo from a year ago when the new ice trail opened.
This is a busy weekend:
Saturday October 18 – 12 to 3 p.m. “Anyone can roam the halls” at Monarch Park Collegiate’s 50th anniversary reunion. Evening dance – tickets required.
Saturday 10:30 a.m. Gerrard-Ashdale Library – learn how to write a novel in 30 days
Saturday at 3:30: Jeffrey Baldwin monument to be unveiled at Greenwood Park – Beach Mirror
Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 9 p.m. Little India – Gerrard India Bazaar celebrates Diwali.
Sunday – Ashbridge Estate hosts the final Leslieville Flea Market of the season.
Sunday 9 to 2 is the second-last day for our farmers’ market in Jonathan Ashbridge Park.
Sat. May 31 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fun Fair – Duke of Connaught School
70 Woodfield Road
Food, rides, entertainment
Sun. June 1 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Farmer’s Market – Jonathan Ashbridge Park
On Queen St E. between Greenwood and Coxwell
Sundays – 9am-2pm until October 26
– from Toronto Vegetarian Association – Farmer’s Markets
And, word is there will be a farmer’s market in Greenwood Park this year, haven’t seen an official notice yet.
Greenwood Park Lantern Skate
Saturday March 15, 2014
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Celebrate the end of a wonderful skating season. Bring a lantern or flashlight and light up the trail!
Enjoy music and warm up with a mug of hot chocolate!
Good news, our local rink is on the list of rinks that will stay open until March 16, 2014. Also open until then: Monarch Park, Kew Gardens, City Hall rink.
See the “rinks open” list on the city website.
From “Leafs Nation” – Toronto Maple Leafs blog:
Leafs Nation, you’re all invited to the Sport Chek Outdoor Practice!
Join us at Greenwood Rink (150 Greenwood Ave., Toronto) on February 21st from 10:00 – 11:00 AM as the Leafs take their practice out into the community. The rink at Greenwood Park is Toronto’s first covered outdoor rink and was recently revitalized with over $300,000 in support from the MLSE Foundation.
Marcus Gee writes in the Globe and Mail on “Taking on Toronto, one ice rink at a time” – his story of skating “across” Toronto on 10 skating rinks, from west to east. He ends at our new rink at Greenwood Park.
“My favourite skate was the last of my trip. Greenwood Park just went through a big refit that put a roof over the outdoor hockey rink, a first for Toronto. The idea is to protect the ice from snow and sun, allowing for less maintenance and a longer season but still providing the outdoor experience. Alongside it is a long trail like the one at Colonel Sam Smith.
As I looped around it, other skaters joined me. One was practising crossovers and going backwards. Another, a hockey player, was warming up at speed. Two little kids shuffled along, wiping out from time to time in their snowsuits, but getting right back up and moving on as their mothers watched.
It was a cold, blustery day, but, warmed by their exercise, no one seemed to mind much. My blades made a carving, scraping noise as I sped along the trail. The boom of caroming pucks rang out. Winter no longer seemed so grim.”