Hangar Skate

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Hangar Skate

A FREE pop-up skating rink outside an 80,000 sq.ft airplane hangar at the Hangar District in Downsview.

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Across from 95 Garratt Blvd 95 Garratt Boulevard Toronto, ON M3K 1M4 Canada

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A free skating experience at The Hangar District in Downsview.

Presented by Northcrest, North York Arts and Your Peak Performance, with support from the Government of Canada.

Join us every weekend in February for “Hangar Skate” – a FREE pop-up skating rink outside an 80,000 sq.ft airplane hangar at The Hangar District in Downsview. With live DJs in the evenings, free skating lessons in the afternoons, and a special Family Day program, bring your skates and scarves and explore the soon-to-be reimagined Downsview Airport Lands with some fun on the ice! Guests will be able to see the inside of an airplane hangar that has rarely been open to the public.

Please note that this event series is dependent on weather and is subject to cancellation.

February 4-26, 2023

The Hangar District in Downsview

Across from 95 Garratt Blvd.

  • Saturdays & Sundays 1pm-4pm: Open skate with free skating lessons (first-come, first served)
  • Saturdays 5pm-8pm – Live DJ and open skate

Special Family Day Weekend additions:

  • Sunday, February 19 5pm-8pm: Live DJ and open skate
  • Monday, February 20, 1pm-4pm: Family DJ open skate

*Free skate rentals and helmets available onsite (first-come first-served)


For the safety and enjoyment of all, all patrons and skaters must abide by the following rules:

1. This is a natural skating rink, use at your own risk.

2. Use caution when entering and exiting the ice.

3. All patrons on the ice must skate in a counter-clockwise direction.

4. Patrons are prohibited from doing figure-skating maneuvers, skating fast or erratically, racing, or skating backwards.

5. Patrons are prohibited from playing hockey or shinny while on the skating rink.

6. Patrons are prohibited from engaging in rough play, bullying, pushing, tripping, interfering with other skaters or participating in multiplayer games (such as tag) while on the skating rink.

7. Patrons are prohibited from talking on cellphones or wearing headphones while on the skating rink.

8. All children under the age of 12 years must be actively supervised by an adult and wear a CSA approved helmet while on the ice.

9. Children under the age of two are not permitted on the ice.

10. Not permitted on the ice:

• Food and/or drinks

• Bags/personal belongings

• Hockey sticks, pucks or other sticks, hockey equipment, and toys

• Sleds, toboggans, and strollers

• Animals

11. Patrons are prohibited from drinking alcohol, smoking on or around the skating rink.

12. Northcrest and any of their affiliates are not responsible for any lost or stolen items.

13. If you feel unwell, please do not enter the rink, or if you develop symptoms while skating please leave the rink and go home.

14. The skating rink will be closed if the conditions have melted or otherwise affected the integrity of the ice.

15. Any person not complying with these skating rink rules will be asked to leave.

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