The wait is almost over. On January 6, 2018 at 11 AM come celebrate the opening of The Bentway Skate Trail and our first ever Winter Season! ?? ?
VERY COLD WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT
No need to hibernate this year, #ReimagineWinter at The Bentway with skating and other free activities all weekend long! Opening Weekend festivities include live musical performances by Charmie Deller, Carmen Braden, T.Dot BANGERZ Brass, and a sing-along with Singing OUT; the opportunity to meet Canadian figure skating pairs silver medalists, Lubov Ilyushechkina and Dylan Moscovitch; plus art installations, food and drink, and special opportunities from Fort York National Historic Site, including free admission, an historic selfie booth, and free tours.
The inaugural Winter Season at The Bentway will run from January 6 – mid-March, 2018 (weather permitting). Ongoing winter programming will include free Monday night skate rentals provided by Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport; Beats and Bents Friday night skate parties with a rotating cast of DJs, and Turn it Out DJ and Ice Breaking Workshops with UforChange and the Toronto Ice Skate Group. A skating village, designed by + tongtong, will be installed at The Bentway and will house the skate rental shop, warming stations and a variety of seating options. A curated food truck program will serve hot food, warm and cold drinks, and decadent desserts. On Friday-Monday evenings, skaters are invited to warm up in the Strongbow Lounge.
Skate rentals available.
Monday-Thursday: 11am-9pm (rentals available 4pm-9pm)
Fridays and Saturdays: 11am-11pm (Friday rentals available 4pm-11pm, Saturdays rentals open 11am-11pm)
Sundays: 11am-9pm (rentals available all day)
The Bentway is maintained, operated, and programmed by The Bentway Conservancy. The project was made possible through the collaboration of a range of city-builders and experts, including the City of Toronto, Waterfront Toronto, Judy and Wilmot Matthews, Ken Greenberg Consultants, PUBLIC WORK, Fort York National Historic Site, and Artscape. The Bentway is a proud member of the High Line Network, an international network of projects that transform underutilized infrastructure into new urban landscapes.
The Bentway’s 2018 Winter Season is supported by the City of Toronto, the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund (an agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport), Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, Strongbow, and Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts.
Special thanks to 102.1 the Edge, the Ontario Tire Stewardship, Giant Containers, Style Garage, and Skateez.
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