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March 7, 2003
Many leisure skating opportunities for Toronto residents over March Break
Parks and Recreation - Toronto residents can lace up their skates and enjoy
winter fun at 95 locations across the city over March Break. This includes 50
indoor arenas, outdoor artificial rinks at three civic squares, and 42 natural
ice rinks maintained by community groups.

The artificial ice rinks at Nathan Phillips Square and Albert Campbell Square
will continue to operate from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day as part of their
winter season. Mel Lastman Square will operate from noon to 10 p.m., every day.
Skate rental is available at Nathan Phillips Square.

Leisure skate hours at indoor arenas vary across the city. Residents should
call 416-338-RINK to check on operation hours and locations. They can also
check the city's website at, and click on either
Toronto FUN or Leisure Skating to search for arena locations and hours.

Natural ice rinks are maintained by community groups with training and support
provided by City Parks and Recreation staff, including snow removal after heavy
snowfalls and rink board repairs. There are 42 such rinks operational across
the City. The list of rinks and the neighbourhoods they serve are listed below:

Name of Rink: Neighbourhood Served

Albert-Crosland: Fuller and Macdonell north of Queen St. off of Sorouren
Ancaster: West Dufferin and north of Wilson Avenue
Ancona: Newtonbrook West
Appian: Finch and Leslie
Bestview: Steeles and Leslie
Brookfield: Hoggs Hollow
Cameron: Lansing
Caswell: Newtonbrook East
Cheltenham: Lawrence Park
Dovercourt: Bartlett and Southview South of Hallam East of Dufferin
Duncancreek: Steeles and Leslie
Duncarin: Don Mills
Dunlace: Windsfields (Silver Hills)
East Lynn: East of Coxwell Ave., south side of Dundas St. E.
Fairmeadow: St. Andrews
Fairmount: 1757 Gerrard St. E. (Gerrard St. east at Bowmore Rd.)
Glendora: East Willowdale
Greenland: Don Mills
Harrison Rd.: Windfields
Hidden Trail: Westminster
Jean Sibelius: Kendall and Brunswick
Lillian: Willowdale
Masary-Cowan: Queen and Cowan, south of the recreation centre
Prestein Heights: St. Clair Ave East and Marilyn Crescent
Ranee: Yorkdale
Rippleton: Windfields
Robert Street: 60 Sussex Ave., west of Spadina, south of Bloor
Rockford: Fisherville
Shaughnessy: Oriole
Silverview Park: Willowdale
St. Edward School: Yonge and Sheppard
Stafford: West Willowdale
Stephenson: 61 Stephenson Ave, south of Danforth, west of Main St
Strathburn: Weston Rd. and Wilson Ave.
Ted Reeve: Main Street and Gerrard Street East
Three Valleys: Donalda
Topham: Tiago Ave and Selwyn Avenue
Trace Manes: Millwood and Rumsey Rd. (110 Rumsey Rd.)
Wanless: East of Yonge and north of Lawrence
Wigmore: Victoria Village
Wildwood: 110 Wildwood Cres.
Wychwood: West of Bathurst and north of Davenport

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