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Wedgewood Rink Profile

Compressors: 100 hp plus 25 hp brine pump

Opened: Nov. 29, 2014
Closes: TBA, 2015

Rink change area: Changerooms used to only be open if a city worker is on the site, but now they are open all day until sometime in the evening -- even if no city worker is on site.

Staff: The sign put up by the City says the rink is unsupervised.

Maintenance: Usually two floods a day, one in the morning, one at night -- flying squad. Rink users bring their own shovels from home as well. This is the most popular of the "minor" Etobicoke outdoor rinks.


Comments about this rink: e-mail us at rinkissues@cityrinks.ca.


shinny hockey in the middle

this is a very sociable rink
 

Rink Diary

2014 - 2015

Dec.2 2014

The rink opened on Nov.29, closed Nov.30, reopened Dec.2.


2011 - 2012

Saturday Dec.3 2011

Morning: Good ice, no signage about the date of opening.

Evening, from rink user Eric HM: It's a small pad and there were at least 35 people there, mostly teens and young adults and the shinny was very fast, a couple of younger kids showed and up at one point there were 6 kids playing in a corner.

The Ice was really bumpy and was also torn up and had a lot of snow from heavy use. The south end of the rink was a little thin, though not through to the concrete. To everyone's disappointment, the lights turned off about 10:15, rather than the posted 11pm. The younger kids and a few parents stayed to play after the lights were off, since they finally had the whole rink to themselves.

 

2009 - 2010

Monday December 28, 2009

While nearby full-staffed "major" outdoor rinks have very few people at them today, this "minor" rink is hopping. There are 37 people on or beside the ice, and more pulling up in the parking lot.

This is obviously more than the shinny hockey players were hoping for, but there seems to be pretty friendly sharing of the ice on this holiday Wednesday.

I ask people there if the rink house is ever open and they say, no. However there's a light visible inside, through the only window. Presumably the city staff have to go in and out of there when they come -- once a day? -- to resurface the ice.


pleasure-skaters at one end

shinny hockey in the middle


snow shovels, and neighbours chatting at the side

solid changeroom/washroom clubhouse, locked for years

E-mail from a rink user, Feb.22 2010

I am a parent from Wedgewood school, and have been scheduling some community skate times. Basically, we announce to the school community that we are skating together, and offer to bring their friends and neighbors. We set-up hot chocolate and cookies for everyone, and even have tried some music.

Most of the hocky players will spit the ice when asked, and there is no concern. We have lots of room with the little ones, and it works.

However, there is one person and teenage son who really is obnoxious. He will not move to the other side of the rink with the other hockey players, and speaks very negatively to us - stating it is a public rink, and he can be where he wants. I thought a fight was going to break out on Sunday!!

What can we do in the future if someone is behaving like this? Most of us won't go to the rink in a small group, because with all the hockey players, we can't get on the ice to even carve out a small area for skating.

Any advice?

 

2007 - 2008

Saturday January 12

Shinny at Wedgewood

11:30am There are two city workers at the rink. One has brought his lunch. The changerooms are locked. The ice is thick, about 2.5 inches. A woman is watching her daughter skate in one corner. There are 4 shinny players on the ice. They are using a turned over garbage can as a net.


Saturday December 8

11am The rink has one pad with no boards. The changerooms are locked. There are two adults and three children playing shinny. There is also a teen. The teen says the changerooms are opened if a city worker is present. The ice is snowy and some of the players used shovels to clear a place to play. The teen says the rink is popular and had been packed the day before when it opened. Later that day a CELOS researcher meets the teen again at Queensway rink.

 

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There is no schedule on the City website

From The City of Toronto Website 2014-15

For the skating schedule, go to Wedgewood, then click on Skating.

Rink Diary

2014 - 2015

Dec.2 2014

The rink opened on Nov.29, closed Nov.30, reopened Dec.2.


2011 - 2012

Saturday Dec.3 2011

Morning: Good ice, no signage about the date of opening.

Evening, from rink user Eric HM: It's a small pad and there were at least 35 people there, mostly teens and young adults and the shinny was very fast, a couple of younger kids showed and up at one point there were 6 kids playing in a corner.

The Ice was really bumpy and was also torn up and had a lot of snow from heavy use. The south end of the rink was a little thin, though not through to the concrete. To everyone's disappointment, the lights turned off about 10:15, rather than the posted 11pm. The younger kids and a few parents stayed to play after the lights were off, since they finally had the whole rink to themselves.

 

2009 - 2010

Monday December 28, 2009

While nearby full-staffed "major" outdoor rinks have very few people at them today, this "minor" rink is hopping. There are 37 people on or beside the ice, and more pulling up in the parking lot.

This is obviously more than the shinny hockey players were hoping for, but there seems to be pretty friendly sharing of the ice on this holiday Wednesday.

I ask people there if the rink house is ever open and they say, no. However there's a light visible inside, through the only window. Presumably the city staff have to go in and out of there when they come -- once a day? -- to resurface the ice.


pleasure-skaters at one end

shinny hockey in the middle


snow shovels, and neighbours chatting at the side

solid changeroom/washroom clubhouse, locked for years

E-mail from a rink user, Feb.22 2010

I am a parent from Wedgewood school, and have been scheduling some community skate times. Basically, we announce to the school community that we are skating together, and offer to bring their friends and neighbors. We set-up hot chocolate and cookies for everyone, and even have tried some music.

Most of the hocky players will spit the ice when asked, and there is no concern. We have lots of room with the little ones, and it works.

However, there is one person and teenage son who really is obnoxious. He will not move to the other side of the rink with the other hockey players, and speaks very negatively to us - stating it is a public rink, and he can be where he wants. I thought a fight was going to break out on Sunday!!

What can we do in the future if someone is behaving like this? Most of us won't go to the rink in a small group, because with all the hockey players, we can't get on the ice to even carve out a small area for skating.

Any advice?

 

2007 - 2008

Saturday January 12

Shinny at Wedgewood

11:30am There are two city workers at the rink. One has brought his lunch. The changerooms are locked. The ice is thick, about 2.5 inches. A woman is watching her daughter skate in one corner. There are 4 shinny players on the ice. They are using a turned over garbage can as a net.


Saturday December 8

11am The rink has one pad with no boards. The changerooms are locked. There are two adults and three children playing shinny. There is also a teen. The teen says the changerooms are opened if a city worker is present. The ice is snowy and some of the players used shovels to clear a place to play. The teen says the rink is popular and had been packed the day before when it opened. Later that day a CELOS researcher meets the teen again at Queensway rink.

 

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