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Evergreen Brick Works Skating Rink

Visit the most picturesque outdoor ice skating rink in Toronto. In a new and safe way.

People skating at Evergreen Brick Works under exposed beams old brick factory

The below information reflects recent announcements to reduce the spread of COVID-19 (as of December 22, 2020).

  • As per instructions from the Province of Ontario, outdoor recreation programs and camps will be cancelled. This includes skating lessons from December 23 and January 23, resuming when public health regulations allow. All planned dates of Evergreen Winter Camp are cancelled.
  • Public skating will be postponed until further notice. With our small rink size, we intend to keep the number of community members and staff to a minimum in the short-term. When it is safe to do so, we are prepared with all the Health and Safety protocols to resume public skating. And we’re looking forward to it.

Experience the magic of one of the best skating rinks in Toronto at Evergreen Brick Works.

The Evergreen Brick Works outdoor skating rink weaves through snow-covered gardens under exposed beams from the roof of the old brick factory.

There's truly no other skating rink like it in the city, especially since it features an ECO CHILL® refrigeration system for sustainable cooling.

The skating rink is only open during the winter season. It is open to the public from December to March, weather permitting. Please be advised that as this is an outdoor rink, the condition of the rink and its availability is weather-dependent.

Learn more about:

Skating Lessons

Public Skating

Rink Rental & Birthday Parties

Contact Information

Policies & Procedures

Skating Lessons

Learn to skate on Evergreen Brick Works' picturesque skating rink. With lessons available from ages 4 to adult, with varying skill levels, there is a lesson for everyone.

Skating lessons make a perfect gift for the new year! If you'd like to sign someone up for skating lessons as a gift, e-mail skating@evergreen.ca.

Youth Learn to Skate

Youth skate with instructors.Image credit Mike Derblich

Youth ages 6-12 can lace up and learn to skate with Evergreen’s skilled instructors on the outdoor rink. Beginner and intermediate skaters can sign up in 4-week sessions. 

4-week sessions: $90, Beginner/Intermediate

Adult Learn to Skate

Adults lace up beside the skating rink.Image credit Mike Derblich

Adults (ages 16+) can lace up and learn to skate with Evergreen’s skilled instructors on the outdoor rink. Beginner lessons available in 4 week sessions. 

4-week sessions: $100, Beginner Only

Parent & Tot Learn to Skate

Parent holding his toddler on skating rink.

Parent and Tot classes are geared toward children 4-6 years old who want to learn to skate for the first time. 4-week sessions available. 

4-week sessions: $60, Beginner Only

Private Learn to Skate

Child learning to skate on Evergreen Brick Works' skating rink.Image credit Margo Mullin

Learn to skate during one-on-one sessions with Evergreen’s skilled instructors on the outdoor rink. These lessons are designed for participants of all ages (from children ages 4+ to adults). 

2-week sessions: $160, Beginner/Intermediate

Public Skating

A couple skating on Evergreen Brick Works' skating rink.

During the winter, Evergreen Brick Works offers free public skating on our rink every weekend from December to March.

Booking a time slot in advance is mandatory for public skating this season. A deposit is required to hold your spot, which will be returned when you arrive. More information on how to book coming soon!

Skate rentals and skate sharpening are available.

Rink Rental & Birthday Parties

Looking to rent the Evergreen Brick Works' skating rink for a special event? You can! Contact events@evergreen.ca for skating rink rental information and packages. 

For children’s skating birthday parties, click here!

Contact Info

Contact the skating rink through email at skating@evergreen.ca.

Skating Lessons: Policies & Procedures

COVID-19 Health & Safety

Evergreen has implemented the following procedures in relation to Skating Rink safety:

  • Masks are mandatory for skating lessons and public skating
  • Rink capacity is limited to 25 
  • You must book a time slot online for public skating 
  • We cannot accommodate walk-ins for public skating – you must book online! 
  • Time slots are 1 hour In length (including lacing and skate removal) 
  • Skaters must enter through Building 14 (Café Belong and Evergreen Garden Market building)
  • Skate tying will occur outdoors. Access to indoor space is limited to washroom/emergency use
  • Rentals will be available with enhanced cleaning procedures 

For up-to-date information on COVID-19 changes to the Brick Works site, visit this page.

Refund Requests

To be eligible for refund, cancellations must be requested in writing to skating@evergreen.ca no later than 10 business days prior to the start of classes. Late registration (within 10 business days of class start) will not be eligible for refund. A $20 administration fee will be applied to ALL cancellations.

Requests for refunds within ten business days of class start are granted only under extraordinary circumstances. Such requests are subject to approval and must be accompanied by supporting documentation where relevant (i.e. doctor’s note).

There are NO refunds for cancellations after classes have commenced.

Cancellations by Evergreen

In the case of extreme weather (as classified by Environment Canada and the City of Toronto), Evergreen will cancel lessons. As weather conditions may change unexpectedly, cancellation may be issued after class has started.

Where reasonable, a make-up class will be scheduled. However, due to unsuitable conditions/seasonal restrictions make-up classes may not be possible. Make-up classes are ONLY available if the cancellation is made by Evergreen.

Evergreen will issue an email and phone call to all participants in case of cancellation.

Please note: it is the responsibility of the participant to check for updates on rink conditions/lesson cancellations. Participants should contact skating@evergreen.ca or call 416-596-1496 x324 prior to the start of their class they are unsure of the status of lessons.

Missed Classes

Participants are expected to attend all classes for which they have registered. If a participant is unable to attend, make-up classes, refunds or credits will NOT be provided.

In the event of cancellation by Evergreen, make-up classes will be scheduled wherever possible. If the participant is unable to attend the rescheduled class, no refund will be issued. 

Lessons will be cancelled due to any of the following conditions: heavy precipitation (rain, snow or hail), extreme wind, and/or extreme cold.