Dufferin Grove Park

Dufferin Grove Park Outdoor Skate Rink is just one block south of Dufferin Station. It is located right across of Dufferin Mall.

The Park has an impressive lists of facilities during summer and winter seasons.


Wading Pool - Opens from the end of June to the end of August, 7 days a week from 11:00-6:00 pm. But, if temperature reaches more than 29 degrees Celcius, the pool stays open until 7:30 pm.

Sand Pit - This is the children's ultimate playground that feels like they're in the beach, of course. The park provide round shovels for the kids to use. They can make sand castles, dig holes and bury their feet on the ground. A little sand box for the younger kids is also available.

Cob Courtyard - This is the park's food facility where families enjoy doing activities together. It has sinks, water, toilets, electricity, a baby change area, a green roof, mosaic tiling, plants/gardens and a fireplace. Check out and sit on their benches. They're a work of art.

Farmer's Market - Opens all year-round, every Thursday, from 3:00 - 7:00 pm. Fruits, vegetable, pastries, seafood and spices.

Picnic Tables - Call 416-392-0913 or talk with staff via email: staff@dufferinpark.ca to ask for permits.

Skating at Dufferin Grove Park

The skating rink at Dufferin Grove Park is open to all those who want to skate and those who want to learn how to skate.

Skate Rental: $2 (Monday - Sunday ; 9 am - 8 pm)

The Rink is open from November 27, 2010 to March 13, 2011


Monday - Saturday / 9:00 am - 9:15 pm (Bear in mind that after (9:00 pm., the pad is open but UNSUPERVISED.)

Saturday and Sunday / 9:00 am - 9:00 pm (Skate in the round on both ice pads are until 5:00 pm)

The rink lights are turned off after 11:00 PM. And the rink will also be locked.


On Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New year's Day, the rinks are open to public but the washrooms and warm-up areas are CLOSED. Call 416-392-0913 if you have more questions.


During the maintenance, skaters MUST leave the ice. Usually, the hockey pad is usually scraped first.

Here's the schedule:

Monday-Friday (7am-9am, 11:45am, 3:15pm, 7pm and 8:55pm)

Saturday (8am, 11:45am, 2:45am, 5:15pm, 8:55pm)

Sunday (4:55pm, afternoon as needed, 8pm)


Shinny Hockey programs at Dufferin Grove Park are for all levels are also available but in different schedule during the week.


All ages9:00 am - 3:15 pm
Level 23:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Level 15:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Level 37:15 pm - 8:55 pm
PERMIT9:00 pm - 10:00 pm


All ages9:00 am - 3:15 pm
Level 23:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Level 15:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Level 37:15 pm - 8:55 pm
Women's Drop-in Shinny9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Monday, Thursday, Friday

All ages9:00 am - 3:15 pm
Level 23:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Level 15:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Level 37:15 pm - 8:55 pm
PERMIT9:00 - 10:00 pm
Drop-in Beginner9:00 pm- 10:00 pm


All ages9:00 am - 11:455 am
Level 112:30 pm - 1:45 pm
9 and under1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Level 23:00 pm - 5:15 pm
All Ages5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Level 37:00 pm - 8:55 pm
Youth One-time Shinny Program (Email: staff@dufferinpark.ca)9:00 - 11:00 pm

SundayAdult Beginner Program (9:30 pm - 11:00 pm). To register, email Dan at outdoor.shinny@gmail.com


All Ages - all ages and skill levels welcome

Level 1 - 12 years old and under with caregiver/beginner

Level 2 - 13 - 17 years old / medium-paced

Level 3 - 18 and over / fast-paced

9 and under - 9 and under with caregivers

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