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Evergreen Brick Works Skating Rink

Visit the most picturesque outdoor ice skating rink in Toronto. In a new and safe way.

Outdoor skating rink at Evergreen Brick Works

Public skating and skating lessons are set to resume in 2021-22!

Public skating is available in hour-long timeslots and will resume on January 16th and Sundays to follow. In order to secure your spot, you must register ahead of time (no payment required). Registration for public skating opens up each week on Wednesday at 12pm for the following Sunday. See below for details. Please note that walk-ins will not be accepted for public skating. 

The Koerner Gardens is an indoor space at Evergreen Brick Works and all participants are to follow current Evergreen policies of COVID-19 and vaccinations found here. For more details, contact us through our email skating@evergreen.ca 

We hope to are excited to have you back for a safe and fun winter season!

Experience the magic of one of the best skating rinks in Toronto at Evergreen Brick Works.

The Evergreen Brick Works outdoor skating rink weaves through snow-covered gardens under exposed beams from the roof of the old brick factory.

There's truly no other skating rink like it in the city, especially since it features an ECO CHILL® refrigeration system for sustainable cooling.

The skating rink is only open during the winter season. It is open to the public from December to March, weather permitting. Please be advised that as this is an outdoor rink, the condition of the rink and its availability is weather-dependent.

Learn more about:

Skating Lessons

Public Skating

Rink Rental & Birthday Parties

Contact Information

Policies & Procedures

Skating Lessons

Learn to skate on Evergreen Brick Works' picturesque skating rink. With lessons available from ages 4 to adult, with varying skill levels, there is a lesson for everyone.

Youth Learn to Skate

Youth skate with instructors.Image credit Mike Derblich

Youth ages 6-12 can lace up and learn to skate with Evergreen’s skilled instructors on the outdoor rink. Beginner and intermediate skaters can sign up in 4-week sessions. 

4-week sessions: $90, Beginner/Intermediate

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Adult Learn to Skate

Adults lace up beside the skating rink.Image credit Mike Derblich

Adults (ages 16+) can lace up and learn to skate with Evergreen’s skilled instructors on the outdoor rink. Beginner lessons available in 4 week sessions. 

4-week sessions: $100, Beginner Only

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Parent & Tot Learn to Skate

Parent holding his toddler on skating rink.

Parent and Tot classes are geared toward children 4-6 years old who want to learn to skate for the first time. 4-week sessions available. 

4-week sessions: $60, Beginner Only

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Private Learn to Skate

Child learning to skate on Evergreen Brick Works' skating rink.Image credit Margo Mullin

Learn to skate during one-on-one sessions with Evergreen’s skilled instructors on the outdoor rink. These lessons are designed for participants of all ages (from children ages 4+ to adults). 

2-week sessions: $160, Beginner/Intermediate

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Public Skating

A couple skating on Evergreen Brick Works' skating rink.

Public skating is available in hour-long timeslots and will resume on January 16th and Sundays to follow. In order to secure your spot, you must register ahead of time (no payment required). Registration for public skating opens up each week on Wednesday at 12pm for the following Sunday. Please note that walk-ins will not be accepted for public skating. 

Click here to register.

Please note the following before you sign up:

  • Our rink is limited to a capacity of 30 skaters at a time.
  • You will be asked to leave the ice approx. 15 minutes prior to the end of your timeslot for skate removal.
  • All skate tying is to be completed on benches outdoors. Indoor access is only available for patrons using the washroom.
  • Masks are mandatory as soon as you enter the rink area.
  • All patrons older than 12 years of age will be required to show proof of vaccination and valid government issued ID to enter the rink.
  • Rentals are available with enhanced cleaning procedures.
  • Rentals ($5) and skate sharpening ($10) are available for purchase (card & cash accepted) upon arrival.
  • Please try and use the washroom before your visit. We encourage participants to use the West side public washrooms near Gradale Academy or the washrooms across from Café Belong. See Site map for details. (note: The Young Welcome Centre is closed.)
  • Please show up 5 min ahead of time and line up at the location indicated on the map below. Please note there is no access to the rink through the Café Belong doors.

Public skating line up location

For any questions, please reach out to skating@evergreen.ca.

Schedule:

 

Date

Time

Saturday, Dec 18

12:00 - 7:00 pm

Sunday, Dec 19

12:00 - 7:00 pm

Monday, Dec 20

12:00 - 7:00 pm

Tuesday, Dec 21

12:00 - 7:00 pm

Wednesday, Dec 22

12:00 - 7:00 pm

Sunday, Jan 2

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday, Jan 16

12:00 - 4:00 pm

Sunday, Jan 23

12:00 - 4:00 pm

Sunday, Jan 30

12:00 - 4:00 pm

Sunday, Feb 6

12:00 - 4:00 pm

Sunday, Feb 13

12:00 - 4:00 pm

Sunday, Feb 20

12:00 - 4:00 pm

Monday, Feb 21

12:00 - 4:00 pm

Sunday, Feb 27

12:00 - 4:00 pm

 

Rink Rental & Birthday Parties

This is suspended until further notice.

Contact Info

Contact the skating rink through email at skating@evergreen.ca.

Skating: Policies & Procedures

COVID-19

Proof of vaccination: Participants and spectators over the age of 12 are required to show identification and proof of vaccination each time they enter the rink area.

Daily screening: Participants in all of our skating programs will be asked to fill out a screening form before participating.

Physical distancing: We’ve reduced numbers during skating programs to ensure there’s enough space to comfortably physically distance. We’ve marked off spots in the skate tying area to ensure you can lace up at a safe distance.

Masks: are mandatory during all skate programs, unless there is a medical reason a participant is unable to do so.

Cleaning: Our team is ensuring that any high-touch surfaces, including washrooms are disinfected between time slots & lessons.

Rentals: are thoroughly disinfected after each use.

If you have any questions about Evergreen's COVID-19 policies, please direct them to our Joint Health & Safety Committee at jhsc@evergreen.ca. See our full COVID-19 policies at evergreen.ca/covid19

Refund Requests

To be eligible for refund, cancellations must be requested in writing to skating@evergreen.ca no later than 10 business days prior to the start of classes. Late registration (within 10 business days of class start) will not be eligible for refund. A $20 administration fee will be applied to ALL cancellations.

Requests for refunds within ten business days of class start are granted only under extraordinary circumstances. Such requests are subject to approval and must be accompanied by supporting documentation where relevant (i.e. doctor’s note).

There are NO refunds for cancellations after classes have commenced.

Cancellations by Evergreen

In the case of extreme weather (as classified by Environment Canada and the City of Toronto), Evergreen will cancel lessons. As weather conditions may change unexpectedly, cancellation may be issued after class has started.

Where reasonable, a make-up class will be scheduled. However, due to unsuitable conditions/seasonal restrictions make-up classes may not be possible. Make-up classes are ONLY available if the cancellation is made by Evergreen.

Evergreen will issue an email and phone call to all participants in case of cancellation.

Please note: it is the responsibility of the participant to check for updates on rink conditions/lesson cancellations. Participants should contact skating@evergreen.ca or call 416-596-1496 x324 prior to the start of their class they are unsure of the status of lessons.

Missed Classes

Participants are expected to attend all classes for which they have registered. If a participant is unable to attend, make-up classes, refunds or credits will NOT be provided.

In the event of cancellation by Evergreen, make-up classes will be scheduled wherever possible. If the participant is unable to attend the rescheduled class, no refund will be issued. 

Lessons will be cancelled due to any of the following conditions: heavy precipitation (rain, snow or hail), extreme wind, and/or extreme cold.