Category: Rink

Family Day Fun at Sorauren Farmers Market

The Sorauren Farmers Market is always extra-special when it falls on a holiday Monday, and that’s the certainly the case this coming Family Day, February 18.

Drop by the Market indoors at the Sorauren Fieldhouse for fun family activities in addition to shopping from great local farmers and vendors.

The Market runs every Monday from 3 – 7 pm at the Fieldhouse, 50 Wabash Avenue.

UPDATE: Come early at from 2 – 4 pm to enjoy the Family Day Skate at the Sorauren Rink, hosted by MPP Bhutila Karpoche. Free hot chocolate!

Celebrity Shinny Feb. 2, cheer for your side

Poster for the shinny game showing players on the ice at Sorauren Park natural ice rink

Game on! Cheer for your side in the First Annual Sorauren Park “Celebrity Shinny Match” this Saturday, February 2 starting at 1 pm.

Two neighbourhood institutions will take on each other, as The West End Phoenix takes on the Sorauren Hosers All-Stars.

The all-volunteer Hosers have done an incredible job this week, clearing up after the storm and fighting the polar vortex (and frozen hoses) to keep the rinks flooded.

Drop by the info booth to learn what’s happening at the park and The West End Phoenix newspaper, and how you can get involved in park life and consultations for the new Wabash Community Centre. Pick up some cool WEP and Sorauren Park merch.

Note there are two skating pads at the rink, so public skating will be available at all times during shinny.

PS: Forecast calls for an almost tropical -2 deg C, just enough to keep the rink — but not spirits — frozen.

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



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!