Category: Youth

Sorauren Rink closed for the season

Photo of the natural ice rink as it melts and turns to water under warm grey skies. Surrounded by snowbanks.
I’m melting…

The warmer temperatures have brought an end to this year’s season at the Sorauren natural ice rink.

Special thanks this year to:

Everyone who came to enjoy the rink and followed the extraordinary public health rules.

Teenagers and kids of all ages: not having shinny sucked! We recognize the sacrifice made by all players. Shinny will rise again. Thanks to the many teenagers who helped on flooding and shovelling crews.

Parks, Forestry and Recreation staff: The COVID rules meant a new level of collaboration with year, with City staff opening up the Fieldhouse at 9 pm nightly and 7 am on weekends to provide access to water and heated storage for the hoses. Thanks for the late nights and early mornings.

Returning sponsors: Scooter Girl Toys, Snap Fitness High Park and especially this year Chander Chaddah, Sutton Group Associates. They support the rink financially (and in spirit) so that we can purchase replacement hoses and boards, erect additional signage, and pay for volunteer recruitment efforts like the cool toques. #ShopLocal

Sorauren Hosers Rink Crew: the volunteers who make it happen every year. “The Sorauren Hosers are a highly organized crack squad of ice-masters,” says the West End Phoenix. This year it was more important than ever for the Hosers to get the rink established, knowing it’s a friendly outlet for community physical and mental health. They’ll be back next winter.

View of the frozen natural ice rink surrounded by snow banks and showing the snow banks down the middle that turned the rink into a skating trail, a special design for 2021 COVID season. Blue skies with clouds.
February 20, 2021
2021 Rink Sponsors

Sorauren Park gets a summer intern

Sorauren Park’s new summer student, Enrique Baniqued (on the bench), is briefed on his summer work by Friends of Sorauren Park board members Jorge Miguel, Nancy Kay Clark and Kathy Allan.

For the second year, the Friends of Sorauren Park have hired a summer intern to help with park programming and documentation. Enrique Baniqued will join the otherwise all-volunteer FOSP team to create special COVID-adapted programs for a summer like no other.

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Job posting: Summer student for Sorauren Park!

For the full job description, qualifications and application details, read on.

For the second year, the Friends of Sorauren Park will be hiring a summer student to help advance park programming and administration. The position is funded primarily by the Government of Canada Summer Jobs Program. The application deadline is June 18.

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Sorauren sports registration starts March 11

Kids soccer takes place on the wide open fields of Sorauren Park under the park's big sky
The City in partnership with the Sorauren Sports Association offers soccer and t-ball in May and June.

Registration for kids soccer and t-ball starts March 11 through the city of Toronto website and other means. The popular programs are run in partnership with the community-based Sorauren Sports Association. The city also runs tennis programs and, in the Sorauren Park Fieldhouse, early-age Adventure Camp, supervised play programs, and adult pilates through the summer.

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