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Evergreen Brick Works Skating Rink

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

The Evergreen Brick Works skating rink weaves around snow-covered gardens dotted with evergreen trees. It's open-air under the exposed beams of the old roof, but protected by the walls of one of the old brick factory buildings. When the sun goes down the twinkling lights come on, which adds to the atmosphere. There's truly no other skating rink like it in the world. It's the perfect skating rink in Toronto for couples, children or the whole family to enjoy.

Not only is it magical, but the Evergreen Brick Works skating rink is also more sustainable than many others in Toronto. In keeping with the sustainable design integrated throughout Evergreen Brick Works, the skating rink features an ECO CHILL® refrigeration system cools which cools the ice while reusing the excess heat to warm the Marketplace building next door.

Public Skating

During the winter, Evergreen Brick Works offers free public skating on our rink throughout the week. 

Learn to Skate Lessons

Lace up and learn to skate! With the help of Evergreen's skilled instructors, you'll be gliding around the outdoor rink in no time, while building skills and confidence in the great outdoors. We have lessons for a variety of age groups (2–adult) and skill levels.

2016/17 registration is now open! For more information, please visit Camp Brain.

Dates, Times & Fees

For dates, times & fees of classes requiring registration, please visit Camp Brain.

For dates, times & fees of Drop-In classes (no registration required), please visit What's On.

Classes

Adult Intro

These classes are designed for adults (16+) who are new to skating and would like to learn the fundamentals. Each lesson will begin with a warm up circle and continue into skill-based instruction and drills.

Class Size: Up to 10

Duration: 45 minutes

Adult Intermediate

These classes are designed for adults (16+) who have skated previously and would like to grow their skills through advanced stopping, backwards skating, and crossovers. Each lesson will begin with a warm up circle and continue into skill-based instruction and drills.

Class Size: Up to 6

Duration: 45 minutes

Adult Drop-In

These classes are designed for adults of all skill levels who would like to work on their skating skills with the help of experienced instructors. No registration is required. To see dates and times, please visit What's On.

Duration: 45 minutes

Parent & Tot

Classes are for children 4–6 years old learning to skate for the first time. A parent or guardian must accompany the child on the ice and must have skates on their feet. The guardian does not have to be a family member but must be an adult.

Sessions generally involve a short group warm up, a circuit that skaters can follow with their caregiver while the instructor floats around to each child to work on specific skills. Each lesson will end with a cool-down.

Class Size: Up to 6 children

Duration: 30 minutes

Parent & Tot Drop-In

Ice time for children 2 to 6 years old learning to skate for the first time. A parent or guardian must accompany the child on the ice and must have skates on their feet. The guardian does not have to be a family member but must be an adult.

There will be a circuit for skaters to follow with their caregiver, although participants can opt to use the ice time for other activities and general practice as well.

Duration: 60 minutes (drop-in)

Youth Basics

These sessions are designed to introduce new skaters from 6–12 years old to the fundamentals of skating. Each lesson will begin with a warm up circle, continue into skill-based instruction and drills, and end with a game or activity.

Class Size: Up to 10

Duration: 45 minutes

Youth Beyond Basics

These classes are designed for 6–12 year olds who have skated previously, and would like to learn more advanced skills like backwards skating and crossovers. Each lesson will begin with a warm up circle, continue into skill-based instruction and drills, and end with a game or activity.

Class Size: Up to 10

Duration: 45 minutes

We also offer accessibility skating lessons for children and youth with special needs. Please contact asaunders@evergreen.ca for more information.

For pricing, dates and availability of all classes (except Drop-In), please visit Camp Brain.

For pricing, dates and availability of Drop-In classes, please visit What's On.

Skating Rink Rental

Looking to rent the Evergreen Brick Works skating rink for a special event? You can! Contact events@evergreen.ca for skating rink rental information and packages.

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Rules and Regulations

  • Children under 12 years of age must be supervised by an adult  
  • ​​​Skaters 6 years of age or younger must wear a CSA-approved helmet
  • ​Helmets are provided for free to skaters under 18 years-old
  • Hockey sticks, pucks, pets, strollers or push carts are not permitted on the ice
  • Groups of 10 or more must call ahead for availability