Skating parties

This weekend there are two local skating parties and since we’re on the topic, Janet Davis’ annual party is coming up in a few weeks. Here are all the details – see you on the rinks!

Friends of Monarch Park Skating Party

Sunday, February 12, 3-5pm

Free skating and hot chocolate at the Monarch Park rink, along with a large dose of community awesomeness. Kudos to the Friends of Monarch Park on organizing this wonderful annual event. 

Official event page here:

Fairmount Park Winterfest

Saturday, February 11, 2-5pm 

Fairmount Park is on Gerrard so slightly outside our boundaries but this amazing community event needed mentioning!

Stephenson Park

The Friends of Stephenson Park have been busy flooding their rink and are hoping to have it ready for a skating party on Family Day – tbd. If you can help with this rink, please email us here and we will connect you to Peter, the master flooder. You can also join the Friends of Stephenson Park Facebook page to keep in the loop of volunteer opportunities and all kinds of fun stuff!

Councillor Janet Davis’ 14th Annual Skating Party

March 5, 11:30-1:30 @ East York Memorial Arena

Mark your calendars – this annual skate party is always a lot of fun. 

Family Day in the ‘hood

A few events that you should know about!

Skating Party and Bonfire, Sunday February 15, 2:00-8:00pm
Stephenson Park

An amazing group of neighbours have come together to make a natural rink at Stephenson Park (just behind Sobey’s near Main & Danforth) and now these local heros are having a skating party and bonfire for the community. People have been baking and planning and it’s all shaking down on Sunday from 2-8pm. You know all those reasons why you love this neighbourhood? Well, this is all of them.

My Danforth Village - January 2015


(You may have read about this event in Catherine Porter’s Catherine Porter’s Column in the Star!)

Family Day Fun, Monday, February 16, 9:30am-2:00pm
Monarch Park Stadium

This annual event is becoming legendary. You can even buy tickets online ahead of time to ensure entry!




Lace Up Locally & Stadium Singers

Skate Your Heart Out

Join your neighbours at Monarch Park this weekend for the Friends of Monarch Park Community Skating Party.  Fun runs Sunday from 3:00-5:00 p.m with hot chocolate, music and more.  Check out the poster below or the FoMP Facebook page for all the details.

And a huge thank you to our many hard-working, cold-loving, ice-flooding neighbours for creating rinks in other local parks as well.  The Friends of Stephenson Park have had smooth ice for a few days now and the East Lynn Park volunteers are expecting to have their ice smooth by the weekend.


Stadium Singers: A Community Singing Club 

Warm up your vocal chords by joining the Stadium Singers at Monarch Park Stadium.  This non-profit group practices on Sunday afternoons.  Contact Carolyn for more info at stadiumsingers(at)

Stadium Singers  Jan 2015

Get your skate on

Mark your calendars! When friends and family ask you what you’re doing this weekend, you can wow and impress them with the list of skating parties that you are attending.  (If only those mean girls in junior high could see you now!) Seriously though, this is a great chance to show winter exactly how it’s done.  See you on the rink!

Councillor Davis’ Skating Party
February 9, 11:30am-1:30pm




Earl Beatty Community Centre Advisory Council Skating Party
February 9th, 2-4

  • Monarch Park rink
  • Games, music, prizes!
  • Prize for best “Olympic Spirit” outfit!
  • Refreshments and goodies!
  • Children 6 and under must wear a CSA approved helmet
  • Bring your own mug for hot chocolate!

Suds & Skates: DECA Board Meeting & Skating at Local Parks

DECA Board Meeting Next Tuesday

On Tuesday, January 14th the DECA Board will be meeting a a local establishment to talk ideas and initiatives for the neighbourhood.  If you would like to attend, please contact us.

Local Skating – Monarch & East Lynn Parks Open 

Time to sharpen those blades!  Looks like a fun day has planned by the Friends of Monarch Park group for a day of skating this Sunday from 2:30 to 4:30p.m.  Also, the East Lynn Park skating rink is also open for business! Thank you to all the volunteer for bringing so much winter fun to our neighbourhood.