The Sorauren Natural Ice Rink is now closed for the season. The warmer temperatures make it impossible to maintain. Thanks everyone for supporting the rink and respecting the public health rules.
IMPORTANT 2021 RINK RULES
Support our front-line workers like Dr. Martin Betts by keeping the rink safe.
Keep the rink safe by complying with ALL posted public health rules.
Failure to follow the public health rules may result in fines or closure of the rink.
- no shinny (provincial orders also prohibit practicing, no hockey sticks)
- leisure skating only
- maximum 25 people per ice pad
- stay 2 metres apart except for members of your own household
- wear masks.
Volunteers are doing their best to enforce these rules, but it is up to the community working together to ensure the rink can remain open this year so we all can get exercise and enjoy the outdoors safely.
The rink is open and maintained by volunteers when weather and ice conditions permit. It is a natural ice rink so warm weather will close the rink.
Please stay off the rink when it is closed. Footprints and damage delay opening. The all-volunteer Sorauren Hosers Rink Crew has been working hard this year in unfavourable conditions (weather and pandemic) to get the rink open.
Thanks to our 2021 Returning Rink Sponsors. Shop Local!
“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