posted February 29, 2008
The day started out at -18 celsius, so the rink staff thought the class from St.Rita's wasn't coming. But at 1 pm the temperature had climbed to -12, and it was brilliant sunshine. So their principal let them go. The rink staff had stayed at the office for a meeting, when they got the call from the teacher -- "we're here, but the rink change house is locked -- where are you?"
So Michael Monastyrskyj jumped into a cab and got to Campbell as fast as he could to let the kids in. Then he put on a big pot and everybody had free hot chocolate. The kids put on their skates and played around on the ice, in the snow, and back and forth in and out of the rink house -- checkers, chess, cards, skating again, joking, talking -- a very nice afternoon at the rink.
posted Jan 12, 2008
Saturday, Jan 12 at Campbell rink was lots of fun. About thirty or so skaters of all ages came out and enjoyed the great weather. There was a campfire to warm up by and free hot chocolate and hotdogs all around. A few shinny players (two in goalie equipment) stuck around and took in the tunes and leisure skating.
What is your favourite song to skate to? You can email your requests of for next Saturday's fun day to email@example.com
Many more fun days to come! Every Saturday from 4-6pm at Campbell Rink.
posted November 13, 2007
If you are between the ages of 10 and 15 and you want to play organized shinny during this rink season then read on…
WHAT? An organized drop in Shinny league at Campbell Outdoor Rink for youth of all skill levels between the ages of 10 and 15.
WHERE? Campbell Rink (255 Campbell Ave., South of Dupont and West of Lansdowne).
WHEN? Every Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm (Beginning December 14 2007).
HOW? This is a free program. Just show up at Campbell rink starting at 5:30pm starting on December 14. For more info talk to Dan Watson (Recreation Staff) by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 416-392-0913.
WHAT ELSE? These will be organized games of shinny complete with referees, score keeping and line changes. This league will lead up to a tournament on February 24th, 2008.
posted December 5, 2007
The rink opened for the season on December 8. See the rink schedule
Parks and outdoor skating rinks are great places for friends and neighbours to meet and have fun, but every once in a while the weather puts a damper on things. On Saturday December 15, park recreation staff together with CELOS organized a party to celebrate the start of the rink season at Campbell. A sound system was set up. Recreation staffers prepared a beautiful fire. Food and hot chocolate were laid out on a picnic table. Rental skates were brought over from Dufferin park so that people who didn't have their own skates could join in. In short, everything was in place for a great party. Unfortunately, the weather didn't co-operate.
When the event started at 3pm, park staff were still cleaning snow off the ice rink. It was colder than usual and the snow didn't let up. Bad weather or not, a few people did come out. Read More >>
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