Outdoor action

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Outdoor ice rinksAll rinks are free and open until Feb 24 unless otherwise noted.
BARBARA ANN SCOTT Single-surface, pleasure skating daily from 10 am to 6 pm. Yonge and College. 416-392-6595.CAMPBELL Single-surface, pleasure skating plus shinny and permit hockey. Campbell and Antler. 416-392-0041.

CHRISTIE PITS Single-surface, pleasure skating, shinny, permit, girls’ and women’s hockey, plus learn-to-skate and hockey lessons. Bloor and Christie. 416-392-0041.


DUFFERIN GROVE Twin-surface, pleasure skating, shinny and permit hockey, plus hockey school and learn-to skate. Dufferin S of Bloor. 416-392-0039.


GIOVANNI CABOTO Twin-surface, pleasure skating, shinny and house-league hockey, adult and children’s skating lessons. St Clair and Lansdowne. 416-392-7762.


GREENWOOD Twin-surface, pleasure skating daily, shinny and permit hockey. Gerrard and Alton. 416-392-1111.


HARBOURFRONT CENTRE Single-surface, pleasure skating daily from 10 am to 10 pm through mid-Mar, weather permitting. Equipment rentals. York Quay Centre, 235 Queen’s Quay W. 416-973-3000.


HARRY R GAIREY Twin-surface, pleasure skating, shinny and permit hockey. Bathurst and Dundas. 416-392-7686.


HIGH PARK Twin-surface, pleasure skating, shinny and permit hockey. Colborne Lodge S of Bloor. 416-392-7807.


HODGSON Twin-surface, pleasure skating at various times, shinny and permit hockey. Davisville E of Mt Pleasant. 416-392-0924.


JIMMIE SIMPSON Single-surface, pleasure skating, shinny and permit hockey, plus skating lessons. Queen W of Logan. 416-392-0751.


KEW GARDENS Single-surface, pleasure skating, shinny, permit, women’s and girls’ hockey. Lee S of Queen. 416-392-7260.


MEL LASTMAN SQUARE Single-surface, pleasure skating daily from 10 am to 10 pm through March 15. North York City Hall, 5100 Yonge. 416-395-7350.


MONARCH Single-surface, pleasure skating, shinny and permit hockey, hockey school and skating lessons. Felstead, S of Danforth, W of Coxwell. 416-392-0752.


NATHAN PHILLIPS SQUARE Single-surface, pleasure skating daily from 10 am to 10 pm through Mar. Skate rentals. Toronto City Hall, Queen and Bay. 416-392-1111.


NORTH TORONTO MEMORIAL COMMUNITY CENTRE Twin-surface, pleasure skating, shinny, women’s hockey and skating lessons. Eglinton E of Avenue Rd. Free. 416-392-6591.


OTTER CREEK Twin-surface, pleasure skating, shinny and permit hockey. Chatsworth S of Lawrence W. 416-392-0919.


RAMSDEN Twin-surface, pleasure skating daily, shinny hockey, and long-blade skating. Yonge opposite Rosedale subway. 416-392-0918.


REGENT NORTH Single-surface, pleasure skating, shinny and permit hockey. N of Dundas, W of River. 416-392-6983.


REGENT SOUTH Single-surface, pleasure skating, shinny and permit hockey. Shuter and Sumach. 416-392-7832.


RENNIE Twin-surface, pleasure skating, shinny and permit hockey. Morningside at Runnymede. 416-392-1103.


RIVERDALE Single-surface, pleasure skating, shinny and permit hockey . Broadview and Montcrest. 416-392-7801.


ROBERT STREET Single-surface, pleasure skating and shinny hockey . Robert and Sussex. 416-392-0915.


ROSEDALE Single-surface, pleasure skating, shinny and permit hockey . Schofield and Roxborough. 416-392-0914.


RYERSON Single-surface, pleasure skating daily from 9 am to 10 pm. Dundas and Victoria. 416-392-1111.


TRINITY-BELLWOODS Single-surface, pleasure skating , shinny, permit, women’s and girls’ hockey, plus hockey and skating lessons. Gorevale S of Dundas. 416-392-0743.


WALLACE-EMERSON Twin-surface, pleasure skating, shinny hockey and skating and hockey lessons. Dufferin S of Dupont. 416-392-0911.


WITHROW Single-surface, pleasure skatings, shinny and permit hockey and skating lessons. Carlaw S of Danforth. 416-392-0616.

Out-of-town

Out-of-town

skiing/

snowboarding

snowboarding

BEAVER VALLEY

BEAVER VALLEY

BEAVER VALLEY

20 minutes from Collingwood, this longstanding resort offers alpine and cross-country skiing, snowboarding and a terrain park through late Mar, with six lifts and 22 trails. There’s also a women’s program, lessons for all levels and full equipment rentals. County Rd 13, NE of Flesherton. 519-986-2520.


BLUE MOUNTAIN Ontario’s largest mountain resort offers year-round recreation an hour and a half north of Toronto, with skiing on 36 trails, with 15 lifts to get you up there. 11K west of Collingwood. 705-445-0231.


DAGMAR Located NE of Ajax, this resort offers alpine and cross-country skiing and night skiing on 14 trails through late Mar, with a children’s program, a ski school and full equipment rentals. Lakeridge Rd, Dagmar. 905-649-2002.


GLEN EDEN This small resort north of Milton offers alpine and night skiing and snowboarding through early April, with women’s and children’s programs, lessons and full equipment rentals. Lift tickets $18-$26, stu/srs $18-$22, under four $5. Kelsa Rd near Campbellville. 905-878-5011.


HIDDEN VALLEY Located in Muskoka, Hidden Valley runs adult and children’s skiing and snowboarding programs seven days a week, with full equipment rentals. Hidden Valley Road, Huntsville. 705-789-1773. Snow phone 1-800-398-9555.


HOCKLEY VALLEY Near Orangeville, this resort offers alpine and cross-country skiing and night skiing on 11 trails, a ski school and full equipment rentals. Lift tickets $16-$28, under five/over 65 $5. 3rd Line and Mono Rd. 519-942-0754.


HORSESHOE RESORT This four-season resort located in Horseshoe Valley NE of Barrie features day and night and cross-country skiing and snowboarding lessons, with 22 downhill runs and two half-pipes. 416-283-2988.


KORTRIGHT CENTRE This year-round conservation area offers 12.5K of ungroomed trails for beginner and intermediate cross-country skiers in a natural setting, seven days a week from 10 am to 4 pm (weather permitting). $5, child/srs $3. No equipment rentals. Pine Valley S of Major Mackenzie, Kleinburg. 905-832-2289.


LORETTO SKI RESORT Near Alliston, with alpine and cross-country skiing and snowboarding (and lessons) through late Mar. Full equipment rentals. PO Box 54, Loretto (20th side road, Adjala Township off Hwy 50). 905-729-2385.


MANSFIELD A private club on weekends, but open to the public weekdays for alpine skiing on 13 trails. Lift tickets $19-$35, child/srs $14-$26. Airport Rd N of Hwy 89, N of Alliston. 705-435-3838.


MOUNT ST LOUIS/moonstone Alpine skiing and snowboarding at this resort 20K N of Barrie through early Apr, with 37 trails and 13 lifts. Lift tickets $29-$39, child/srs $23-$39. 416-368-6900.


OSHAWA SKI CLUB S of Peterborough in Kirby, this easy-to-reach location has alpine skiing and snowboarding on 26 trails, plus equipment rentals and lessons through early Apr. Lift tickets $21 to $32. Durham Rd Hwy 9. 905-983-5983.


PLEASURE VALLEY An outdoor recreational park 45 minutes NE of the city offers cross-country skiing Jan-Mar (weather permitting) daily 9 am to 5 pm. Ski equipment rentals. $14, child $9. 2499 Brock Road, Uxbridge. 905-649-3334.


SNOW VALLEY An hour N of Toronto in Barrie, with 18 runs, alpine skiing, night skiing, snowboarding and a ski school through early Apr. Lift tickets $13-$26, under 20 $13-$20, under six $6. 705-721-7669.


TALISMAN MOUNTAIN RESORT In the Beaver Valley, with alpine skiing and snowboarding, cross-country trails and a ski school with group and private lessons. Lift tickets $37, stu/srs $31, child $27. 20 minutes SW of Collingwood. 519-599-2520.

Urban skiingCENTENNIAL PARK SKI HILL Etobicoke’s main park features a ski hill, T-bar and Poma lifts, alpine and snowboard lessons and equipment rentals. Tow tickets $8 (1 hour) to $21 (8 hours), stu/srs $7-$19. Mon-Fri 10 am to 9:30 pm, Sat 9 am to 9:30 pm, Sun to 8 pm. To Mar 18. Renforth and Rathburn. 416-394-8754.


HIGH PARK Toronto’s largest park offers cross-country skiing every day on its trails. Parkside between Bloor and the Queensway. 416-392-1111.


NORTH YORK SKI CENTRE This North York site offers downhill with three intermediate and one beginner slopes (all patrolled), one double chair lift and a rope tow. Mon to Fri from 10 am to 9:30 pm, Sat 9 am to 9:30 pm, Sun to 8 pm. Through Mar 18. Ski and snowboarding lessons available. Equipment rentals. Hourly admission rates from $12 (1 hour) to $21 (8 hours), stu/srs $11-$20, child $7-$18. Earl Bales Park, Bathurst and Sheppard. 416-395-7931, snow phone 416-338-6754.

Ski clubsTrakkers Cross-Country Ski Club runs bus trips to cross-country ski resorts every Sun from Dec to Mar 31, plus weekend and week-long trips, ski instruction and meetings with guest speakers throughout the season. Yearly membership is $70. 2336 Bloor W. 416-763-0173.


VOYAGEURS SKI and snowboard CLUB An adult, non-profit downhill ski club offering lessons, and day and weekend trips to destinations in Ontario, Quebec and the eastern U.S. for skiers of all abilities. 416-422-3214.

Skating clubscentral toronto skating club This skating club welcomes both children and adults for all levels of figure-skating instruction. Moss Park Arena, 140 Sherbourne. For more info, call 416-367-3826.

LEARN TO SKATE

LEARN TO SKATE

LEARN TO SKATE

Harbourfront Centre’s skating club offers lessons to skaters of all abilities at its outdoor rink overlooking Lake Ontario. Through Feb 21. 235 Queen’s Quay W. For schedule and fees, call 416-973-4093.


NORTH TORONTO SKATING CLUB This figure-skating club provides a wide range of instruction to children ages three and up, including a learn-to-skate program, plus adult classes from beginner to advanced level. Call for more information. 174 Orchard View. 416-485-2721.


UNIVERSITY SKATING CLUB Claiming the “warmest” rink in the city, this club skates out of Varsity Arena, offering classes in freeskate and dance to adults of all abilities, as well as a Kidskate program for under-fours and junior figure skating program. Bloor and Bedford. For schedule and prices, call 416-979-2260.

ToboganningToboggan hills for young and old can be enjoyed at the following parks:ADAMS PARK N of Lawson, W of Port Union. 416-396-7411.


CEDARBROOK PARK Markham S of Lawrence. 416-396-7411.


CHRISTIE PITS Bloor and Christie. 416-392-1111.


HIGH PARK Bloor and High Park. 416-392-7251.


MILLIKEN PARK McCowan and Steeles. 416-396-7411.


RIVERDALE PARK Broadview S of Montcrest. 416-392-1111.


THOMSON MEMORIAL PARK Brimley and Lawrence. 416-396-7411.


TRINITY-BELLWOODS PARK Gorevale S of Dundas. 416-392-1111.


WITHROW PARK Carlaw S of Danforth. 416-392-1111.

Walking trailsHIGH PARK Themed winter walking tours through Toronto’s largest green space include identifying trees and how plants and animals adapt to winter. Meet at the Grenadier Cafe every second Sunday at 1:15 pm. $2 donation is requested to help with park restoration and maintenance. 416-392-1748.


KORTRIGHT CENTRE This conservation centre runs guided family walks year-round. Weekends through March at 11:30 am, 1 and 2:30 pm. $5, stu/srs/child $3. Pine Valley S of Major Mackenzie, Kleinburg. 905-832-2289.


TORONTO ZOO Some of the zoo’s wilder inhabitants stay outdoors all winter, and there are many kilometres of trails. No skis or snowshoes allowed. Open daily through Mar 9 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm and from Mar 10 to May 9 am to 6 pm. $13, srs $10, child $8, under four free. Meadowvale N of Hwy 401, Scarborough. 416-392-5900.

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