Natural Ice Rink Opens in Winchester Park

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Natural Ice Rink Opens in Winchester Park

Posted on February 2, 2020

Marc MichelinCongratulations to the community volunteers who came together to build Cabbagetown’s first natural ice rink, which officially opened on February 1!

The project has been Spearheaded by Trish Finkelstein and sponsored by Mark Michelin at St. Jamestown Steak and Chops, and provides the neighbourhood with a perfect outlet to burn off some energy outdoors. The new rink…which has been named “The Wink” is located at Winchester Park.


Outdoor ice rink

All the information about the rink in available on the rink’s Facebook page: The Wink at Winchester, where you’ll find an online sign-up schedule, rink rules and everything you need to know about getting out and enjoying a skate with your family. The Wink organizers ask you to remember that it is a NEW Natural Ice Rink and therefore currently subject to some surface imperfections. The ice is maintained each night and over time they expect to build a better and better ice surface. 


Outdoor ice rinkRight now, due to the latest COVID-19 restrictions, Wink usage is limited to one household at a time (5 people max per session.) and households must make a reservation in advance. Reservations are limited to one per household per day.  All users should wear a mask and children under 12 must wear a helmet. The Wink’s online reservation system opens daily at 8am for quick and easy bookings.  If you use the rink, please consider contributing to the upkeep of The Wink at their Go Fund Me page

It takes a Village to start-up and keep community initiatives like The Wink going. The incredible efforts of the volunteers and the generous donations from members of the Cabbagetown Community never ceases to amaze us.

Stay warm, stay safe and…have fun!

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