Sorauren Rink open, flooding nightly at 9 pm

skaters on a two-pad natural ice rink under blue skies

First weekend of skating at Sorauren Park

The Sorauren Rink is open. Thanks to the day and night efforts of the volunteer Sorauren Hosers Rink Crew, there is a good (if not yet perfect) base for skating.

Flooding takes places every night at 9 pm. The old rusty and ripped hockey nets have been refurbished and will be returned to the rink this weekend. Wait till you see them!

Special thanks to rink sponsors for covering rink operating costs: Chander Chaddah, Sutton Group Associates; Scooter Girl Toys, and Snap Fitness High Park. Special thanks also to Toronto Parks, Forestry & Recreation for support.

See you at the rink!

sponsor banner attached to fence

Thanks to our 2019 sponsors

Flooding has begun – get rink updates here

Beginning of an outdoor natural ice rink with some flooding done but not a complete surface.

With the positive turn in the weather, the Sorauren Hosers Rink Crew have started flooding the natural ice rink at the park. It will take several days to build a base for skating, however, so get news on rink opening date by visiting this site or following SoraurenPark on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

In the meantime, please stay off the rink surface (the baseball diamond). Footprints, pawprints, holes and ridges greatly slow down the rink-building process.

Once again, there will be two skating pads, one for pleasure skating and one for shinny. Thanks to our sponsors, the Hosers have completely refurbished the hockey nets with new paint and netting. (Wait till you see them!)

Shout-out to Sorauren Rink Season Sponsors:

Chander Chaddah, Sutton Group Associates Brokerage

Scooter Girl Toys

Snap Fitness High Park

 

 

Have your say on Wabash Community Centre

Illustration showing a gym and hallways with light streaming from the top

Artist’s rendering of gym and first floor of community centre, from 2009 concept plans

Dear Neighbours,

As you may already be aware, the Wabash Community Centre to be located in Sorauren Park will soon be a reality. The City of Toronto approved the $40M in funding as part of its 2017 capital budget and is preparing for the preliminary design phase to begin in early 2019 – with shovels in the ground planned for 2020 and doors opening as early as 2022.

With momentum building, the FOSP board thought it important that we lead our own strategic initiative to engage directly with the community to seek interest and participation in planning your ideal community centre.

Our independent initiative is to be complementary to the public consultation process led by the City of Toronto. Our goal is to align to their process and consultation timeline, and to submit a formal FOSP document that has been developed with direct community input.

Over the past couple of years, we’ve heard from many in the community who have expressed a want to “have their say” in shaping how the community centre is designed and built, and how it will serve the people once opened.

So, if you are interested in contributing your time, energy, talents and ideas, please review our strategic framework online and sign up.

Our committees will form around the following paths. Design Excellence, Heritage, Town Square, Aquatic Facilities, Programming, Governance/Operations and Centre/Park Integration. We expect to have our key committees up and running early in the new year.

If you would like more information, feel free to contact us.

Wishing you and yours a very Happy Holiday season.

Regards,

Board of Directors,
Friends of Sorauren Park

Join the Sorauren Hosers volunteer rink crew

The Sorauren Park natural ice rink (a BlogTO Top 5 rink!) is one of the ways the park stays hopping all year long. Now you can help make that happen by joining the all-volunteer Sorauren Hosers Rink Crew!

You can volunteer in many ways… help with the rink-build day (usually late December/early January) or the tear-down at the end of the season. Or join one of the flooding crews, one crew for each night of the week. Join as an alternate flooder, or sign up to help dig out after a storm.

Volunteers receive training, the cool, limited-edition Sorauren Hosers toque, and invitations to Hoser social events… plus the satisfaction of keeping a great tradition going.

Sign up using our easy form.

The rink is brought to you by the Hosers, the Friends of Sorauren Park, and our generous sponsors who help support the costs of running the rink:

Chander Chaddah, Sutton Group Associates

Scooter Girl Toys

Snap Fitness High Park

Thanks also to Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation for water and logistical support.

See you at the rink!