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875 Dufferin St., across from the Dufferin Mall, S of Bloor.

For ice conditions, call the rink at 416-392-0913.

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DUFFERIN GROVE PARK OUTDOOR ARTIFICIAL ICE RINK - 2007 - 2008

Check out the change to the evening shinny schedule here.

The Rink is open December 2, 2006 to March 18, 2007

Dufferin Rink has two skating pads. Typically one side is used for pleasure skating, and the other for shinny, but see the schedule for details.

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Shinny hockey schedule

Monday – Friday before 9 p.m.:

  • 9:00am - 3:15pm all ages (New: on Monday and Friday the rink may not open until 10am, for occasional extra ice maintenance – check at 416 392-0913)
  • 3.15pm - ice maintenance
  • 3:30pm - 5:30pm Level 2 (about 13 to 17, medium pace)
  • 5:30pm - 7:00pm Level 1 (12 and under and parent or caregiver, or novice adult)
  • 7.00pm ice maintenance
  • 7.15pm – 8.55pm Level 3 (18 and over, fast-paced)

After 9 pm: Monday 9 pm: Seasonal permit (plus “pond hockey” on the pleasure-skating side); Tuesday 9 - 11 pm: Women’s open shinny (plus “pond hockey” on the pleasure-skating side); Wednesday 9-10 pm: Seasonal permit. 10-11pm: “beginners only” drop-in shinny (plus “pond hockey” on the pleasure-skating side); Thursday 9 pm: Seasonal permit (plus “pond hockey” on the pleasure-skating side); Friday 9 pm: Seasonal permit (plus “pond hockey” on the pleasure-skating side) Saturday

  • 9:00am - 10:00a.m. 9 years old and under, plus caregiver
  • 10 am – 12 noon all ages

Pleasure-skating side (9.30 - 1.30 learn-to-skate program on part of the ice)

  • 12:00pm - 1:30pm Level 1 (12 and under and parent or caregiver, or novice adult)
  • 1.30 pm – ice maintenance
  • 1:45pm - 3:45pm all ages
  • 3:45pm - 5:15pm Level 2 (about 13 to 17, medium pace)
  • 5.15pm – ice maintenance
  • 5:30pm - 7:00pm all ages
  • 7:00pm - 8:55pm Level 3 (usually 18 and over, fast paced)
  • 8.55pm – ice maintenance.
  • 9.10 pm: single-occasion permit (open shinny on pleasure-skating side)

Sunday

  • 10:00am - 5:00pm No shinny hockey. Pleasure skating both sides.
  • 5-6.30 pm: parent/child shinny program, by registration, pleasure skating other side
  • 6.30-8 p.m. local adult shinny program, by registration, pleasure-skating other side
  • 8-9.30 pm. Seasonal permit, pleasure-skating other side to 9, then “pond hockey”
  • 9.30-11: youth shinny program (plus “pond hockey” on the pleasure-skating side)

Hours of Operation:

Rink clubhouse: open Monday to Saturday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. , Sundays: 9a.m. to 8.30 p.m.

Shinny hockey: same hours as the rink clubhouse except Sundays. There is a (strictly enforced) age schedule. If you ever see the wrong age group on the shinny ice, do us a favour and notify the rink staff right away.

Pleasure-skating: always freely available. After 9 p.m., skating is unsupervised. Then it's like skating on a pond: shinny hockey and pleasure-skating are sometimes happening at the same time and people use the rink on their own responsibility.

The large rink lights turn off after 11 p.m., and then the rink is locked.

Parking: the best place to park is east of the rink on Dufferin Park Avenue (at the north boundary of the park). You have to walk west a short distance along the pedestrian walkway at the north side of the rink. Or you can park at the Dufferin Mall across the street.

Zamboni Ice Maintenance Schedule

Skaters are required to leave the ice during zamboni maintenance.

Daily Zamboni Ice Maintenance 7am - 9am

EXTRA ZAMBONI ICE MAINTENANCE EVERY Monday & Friday till 10am (starting 7am).

For the following, the Hockey Pad is always scraped first.

Monday to Friday: 3:15pm, 7:00pm (changed from 6:30pm), 8:55pm

Thursday: Zamboni is parked on the basketball court at 12 noon (to make room for the Thursday Farmers' Market in the rinkhouse).

Saturday: 1:30pm, 5:15pm, 8:55pm

Sunday: 4:55pm, 8pm

Novice adult shinny hockey practice

Are you a wannabe shinny hockey player, but just starting to get the hang of it? Dufferin Rink offers an hour of protected drop-in shinny hockey time, Wednesday nights from 10 to 11 p.m. None of the Dufferin Rink hot shots are allowed on the ice during that time. No need to register, and it’s free, with a staff resource person on the ice who will pass to you and give you pointers if you want. Or you can just practice as you choose. For more information, call the park at 416 392-0913, and ask for Dan Watson.

Community Programs

Practice Skating for beginners

Wednesday and Thursday 5-7:45pm, Friday 4-6:45pm, Saturday 9:30am-1:30pm

Shinny Practice for beginners

For more information call email Community Programs or call 416-392-0913 to leave a message.

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General Information

For adults the weekly one-off shinny permits cost $79. For children and youth, there is no charge.(new rule might charge as of 2006 season!!) To book a permit, call the rink at 416/392-0913 and leave a message.

IN THE EVENT OF SNOW, IF RINK USERS HELP STAFF IN CLEARING THE ICE, THE RINK OPENS FASTER. WE HAVE LOTS OF SHOVELS, OR BRING YOURS FROM HOME.

RINK PHONE NUMBER: 416 392-0913

RINK PHONE MESSAGE WILL TELL YOU CURRENT ICE SKATING CONDITIONS


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