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DUFFERIN GROVE PARK OUTDOOR ARTIFICIAL ICE RINK - 2009 - 2010

2009-2010 season: November 21, 2009 to March 14, 2010

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

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Shinny hockey schedule 2009-2010

Monday – Friday before 9 p.m.:

  • 9:00am - 3:15pm all ages (New: on Monday and Friday the rink opens at 10:00am, for occasional extra ice maintenance)
  • 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:

9:00pm - 11:00pm on the pleasure pad: pond-style shinny with shinny nets

Hockey pad: Monday 9:00pm - seasonal permit; Tuesday 9:00-11:00pm - Women’s open shinny; Wednesday 9:00pm - 10:00pm - seasonal permit, Wednesday 10:00pm - 11:00pm - “beginner” shinny registered program (email Dan at outdoor.shinny@gmail.com to register); Thursday 9:00pm: seasonal permit; Friday 9:00pm: seasonal permit

Saturday

  • 9:00am - 12:00pm all ages
  • 12:00pm - 1:30pm Level 1 (12 and under and parent or caregiver, or novice adult)
  • 1.30 pm – ice maintenance
  • 1:45pm - 3:00pm 9 & under with caregivers
  • 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
  • 9:00pm - 11:00pm youth one-off program (for more information email staff@dufferinpark.ca or call 416-392-0913)

Sunday

  • 10:00am - 5:00pm No shinny hockey. Pleasure skating both sides.
  • 5:00pm - 6:30pm parent/child shinny program, drop in, pleasure skating on pleasure pad
  • 6:30pm-8:00pm local adult shinny program, by registration, pleasure skating on pleasure pad
  • 8:00pm - 9:30pm seasonal permit, pleasure skating on the pleasure pad until 9:00pm, then “pond hockey” with shinny nets
  • 9:30pm - 11:00pm Beginner Shinny Drop in Program (for more information contact Dan at outdoor.shinny@gmail.com), plus “pond hockey” on the pleasure pad

Pleasure Skating Schedule 2009-2010

Monday - Saturday

  • 9:00am - 9:00pm

Monday & Friday the rink opens at 10:00am due to additional ice maintenance.

Sunday

  • 9:00am - 5:00pm skate in the round on both ice pads
  • 5:00pm - 9:00pm pleasure skate on the single pleasure pad

9:00pm - 11:00pm the pleasure pad is open unsupervised. There's usually a pond-style shinny game there, with shinny nets.

Hours of Operation:

Rink clubhouse: open Monday to Sunday: 9:00am - 9:00pm

Zamboni Cafe Snackbar: Monday-Sunday 10:00am - 8:30pm

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 9:00pm, 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 are responsible for their own use of the rink.

The large rink lights turn off after 11:00pm, and then the rink is locked.

Parking: The best place to park is 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 7:00am - 9:00am

EXTRA ZAMBONI ICE MAINTENANCE EVERY Monday & Friday until 10:00am (starting 7:00am).

The hockey pad is usually scraped first.

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

Thursday: Zamboni is parked on the basketball court at 12:00pm (to make room for the Thursday Organic Farmers' Market in the rinkhouse).

Saturday: before 9:00am, 1:30pm, 5:15pm, 8:55pm

Sunday: before 9:00am, 4:55pm, 8:00pm

Novice adult shinny hockey practice

Sunday Nights From 9:30pm - 11:00pm Level One Beginner Shinny Drop-in

Are you a wannabe shinny hockey player? Dufferin Rink offers an hour of protected drop-in shinny hockey time for real beginners (we call them Level One, which means you might not even be that good at skating backwards), Sunday nights from 9:30pm - 11:00pm. None of the Dufferin Rink hot shots are allowed on the ice during that time, and no hot-shot Level Two Beginners either (if that's you, go to the Level Two shinny times at Christie Rink on Tuesdays or Wallace Rink of Thursdays). No need to register, and it's free, with a staff resource person on the ice who will pass to you, help you with drills, and give you pointers if you want. Or you can just practice as you choose. Space is limited each night to 30 players, and is on a first come first serve basis. For more information, e-mail outdoor.shinny@gmail.com or call the park at 416 392-0913. Ask for Dan.

Wednesday Nights From 10:00pm - 11:00pm Level One Beginner Shinny Skills Program

Are you new to skating, and want to try out the national game? Dufferin Rink offers skills practice and protected shinny hockey time for Level One beginner skaters, Wednesday nights from 10:00pm - 11:00pm. None of the Dufferin Rink hot shots are allowed on the ice during that time, not even the Level Two Beginner hot-shots. A resource person will be there to help you improve your skills through exercises, drills and organized games. This program is for those who are new to skating. It's a free registered program. Space is limited. For more information or to sign up e-mail outdoor.shinny@gmail.com, or call 416 392-0913. Ask for Dan.

Community Programs

Youth “One-Off” Shinny Program

Local youth: get together a group of 12 or more and play shinny on the hockey pad on a Saturday night, 9:00pm - 11:00pm. Contact Mayssan or Sarah at staff@dufferinpark.ca for more information. Free registered program, $50 deposit required - once you play, you get it back.

General Information

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 CONTACTS: 416 392-0913 or staff@dufferinpark.ca

RINK PHONE MESSAGE WILL TELL YOU CURRENT ICE SKATING CONDITIONS


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