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Free Public Skating

Visit our picturesque skating rink in Koerner Gardens for our free public skate hours. Bring your own skates or rent a pair of ours.

Public skate on Evergreen's picturesque skating rink. Image: Mike Derblich
Top image caption: Image: Mike Derblich

Launch of public skating on hold - November 26, 2020

The launch of weekend public skating is on hold until further notice due to new gathering limitations. Skating lessons will proceed under current restrictions with 10 people or less.

The Evergreen Brick Works outdoor skating rink weaves through snow-covered gardens under exposed beams from the roof of the old brick factory. Bring your own skates or rent a pair of ours! Skating is free, and skate rentals are available for $7.50 a pair. 

You must be wearing skates on the ice. Shoes are not permitted. Hockey sticks, pucks, and strollers are not permitted on the ice. Please note pets are not allowed in Koerner Gardens, where the skating rink is located.

Please note that skate assists are not permitted during public skating; if accommodations are necessary please contact

A CSA-approved helmet is mandatory for children under 6 years old. Free helmet rentals are available at the rink for skaters of all ages. 

COVID-19 Health & Safety

Evergreen has implemented the following procedures in relation to Skating Rink safety:

  • Rink capacity is limited to 25 
  • You must book a time slot online for public skating 
  • We cannot accommodate walk-ins for public skating – you must book online! 
  • Time slots are 1 hour In length (including lacing and skate removal) 
  • Skaters must enter through Building 14 (Café Belong and Evergreen Garden Market building)
  • Skate tying will occur outdoors. Access to indoor space is limited to washroom/emergency use
  • Rentals will be available with enhanced cleaning procedures 

For up-to-date information on COVID-19 changes to the Brick Works site, visit this page.

Dates & Times

Closed for the season

Saturdays & Sundays 10am-5pm 

Family Day & Boxing Day 10am-5pm

Note: Skating hours are weather dependent. Hours are reduced in March to 10am-3pm.

Prices & Fees

Free public skate
Skate rentals: $7.50/pair
Skate sharpening: $10/pair


Google Map of Evergreen Brick Works, Toronto ON

Koerner Gardens at Evergreen Brick Works
550 Bayview Ave, Toronto ON, M4W 3X8

Wheelchair accessibleThis event is wheelchair-accessible.