Toronto's newest outdoor skating trail officially opens this weekend

Jan 2 2018, 5:55 pm

While most of the city might be refraining from going outside this weekend, we have the perfect excuse to get bundled up and head outdoors.

This Saturday (January 6), the highly anticipated Bentway Skate Trail located under the Gardiner Expressway will officially open to the public and will host a series of special events all weekend long.

Starting at 11 am on Saturday, visitors can enjoy live musical performances, demonstrations of Ice Breaking, which is a unique hybrid of break dancing and freestyle ice skating by the Toronto Ice Skate Group, art installations, food and drinks, music throughout the day from the best of Toronto’s DJ scene, pop-up curling, and FREE admission to Fort York National Historic Site.

Then on Sunday, visitors can check out Mayor John Tory’s Winter Skate Party, which will give Torontonians the chance to skate with the mayor and other members of city council.

Ongoing winter programming at the new skate trail will include free Monday night skate rentals, Friday night skate parties, and Ice Breaking Workshops.

There will also be skating village that will house the skate rental shop, warming stations and a variety of seating options.

On weekend evenings, skaters are invited to warm up in the Strongbow Lounge, which will be serving up Strongbow Apple Ciders and other Molson Coors products. There will also be food trucks available serving hot food, warm and cold drinks, and desserts.

So clear some room in your calendars folks, this is one party you won’t want to miss.

Bentway Skate Trail Official Opening

When: January 6, 11 am
Where: The path runs from Strachan Avenue to Bathurst Street

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