Ice Rink

Evening scene lit by park lights, a lone man with a hose floods the natural ice rink at the park.
The rink is flooded every night at 9 pm by volunteer Sorauren Hosers, when conditions allow.

2023 Rink Season Update

Join the volunteer Rink Build Day on Saturday, December 17, 10 am – noon, 2022. All invited. Dress for the weather and bring charged cordless drill-drivers, hammers, or just enthusiasm to help lay out the rink boards and tidy up.

Rink flooding will begin when conditions allow. Typically one full week of consistent below-zero temperatures is required to start.

Read on to learn more and to sign up to volunteer.

Thanks to the 2023 Sorauren Park Natural Ice Rink Sponsors

Chander Chaddah, Sutton Group Associates Realty Inc. Brokerage

Evolve Roncesvalles: Chiropractic, Physiotheraphy, Massage Therapy

Scooter Girl Toys

2022 Rink Sponsor Logos

“The Sorauren Hosers are a highly organized crack squad of ice-makers.” – The West End Phoenix

Join the Sorauren Hosers Volunteer Rink Crew! Volunteers flood the natural ice rink every night at 9 p.m. (weather permitting) during the skating season, typically January and February.


No experience necessary… training and all supplies provided. Sign up using the form below. (Bonus: Once you’re on the list, you’ll get notices for our social events.) Volunteers typically work one night per week, with a crew of two to four people, a mix of veterans and newcomers. Volunteers receive a coveted, limited-edition Sorauren Hosers toque!

The Sorauren Rink is a natural ice rink built and maintained by volunteer crews, usually on the baseball diamond with two pads, one for shinny and one for pleasure skating.

Because it’s natural ice, the season is dependent on Mother Nature. Crews flood every night at 9 p.m. as long as it’s cold enough. We typically need a week of consistent below-zero weather to begin flooding. Follow our home page, or follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at @SoraurenPark, for rink updates and status.

Thanks to Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation for providing the permit, scrapers and water supply from the Fieldhouse. Thanks to our sponsors for supporting costs including boards, hose replacement, supplies, signage, volunteer appreciation.

Volunteer Sign-Up Form

Photo of volunteers setting up the boards for the outdoor rink. Lots of snow.
Preparing the rink, December 2016
Clearing the snow off the rink after big storm
Digging out after the big storm of 2013

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