Families across the city woke up early, dusted off their skates, helmets and knee guards and took on the fresh ice this past weekend, as the City of Toronto opened 35 of its 50 ice rinks to the public.
Among the list is the revamped ice rink at Greenwood Park, originally built in 2013 as Toronto’s first covered outdoor artificial ice rink. With improvements to the overall infrastructure, Greenwood Park also unveiled improved parallel seating for skate changing and skate-friendly floors throughout the rink.
“The rink keeps everybody active in wintertime and brings the community together,” said Katie Dinsdale, a local resident and mother of a young boy playing shinny at the rink.
“It’s super important. Since he was a little tyke it’s been a central part of his life. Being here at the rink keeps him motivated to get better at his skating and playing hockey. He loves it.”
The Greenwood rink is scheduled to be stay open until March 20 of 2016.