Skating at Mel Lastman Square Starts Tomorrow

The ice is already on the rink at Mel Lastman Square, ready for tomorrow’s (November 28) opening. The rink is scheduled to be open from 10 to 10 each day.

There are several new measures, to keep users safe during the pandemic, that you should be aware of if you are planning to go for a skate.

  1. There is a limit of 25 skaters at one time

  2. Skate times will be run in 45-minute sessions

  3. Skaters must stay 2 metres away from anyone outside their household

  4. You can reserve a time online here.

  5. John has arranged for the washrooms inside the North York Civic Centre to be open during skate times, although the building itself remains closed

  6. To keep people safe, there is no indoor area to put on skates or store boots

Although booking a time is encouraged, 40% of the spots are being held for those who just show up and a willing to wait. City staff will be on site to help keep everyone safe and to help manage the line of those waiting their turn to skate.

Updated information is available at

Obviously, if you have any COVID symptoms or other reasons to think you might have been exposed to the virus, stay home. Otherwise, it’s time to get outside and embrace the winter!