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Polar Bear Skate 2019
The Bentway is bringing back the Polar Bear Skate for the second year... strip down to your skivvies and join us on our Skate Trail!
The Polar Bear Skate is free to attend - just bring your skates and you're good to go. If you don't have skates, we have rentals onsite. For more information on sizes and cost, please visit our website.
Ready to brave the cold? All participants must sign a waiver before taking part in the Polar Bear Skate (please see pinned post).
The first 100 pre-registrants (through Eventbrite) will receive a free hot chocolate.
Participants under 18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian.
Plus, what you don’t wear to skate, donate! Project Comfort will provide donation bins on-site to collect gently used or new winter wear for the most vulnerable in our community.
On the day of...
Sign-in and registration for the Polar Bear Skate on December 29 begins at 1pm. Please make your way to the yellow Bentway registration tent next to the Skate Trail to check in and receive further instructions. Last-minute registrations will be accepted on the day of the event.
Please leave your valuables at home, or bring a friend to watch your stuff. We have limited lockers (and locks for purchase) available.
A shot of liquid courage may be tempting, but for your safety, please abstain from alcohol and/or other substances until after the event.
After skating, warm up with hot drinks on our Corona Après Patio.
The Bentway is located under the Gardiner Expressway right beside the Fort York Visitor Centre (250 Fort York Boulevard) between Strachan Ave & Bathurst St – stretching just east of the Visitor Centre to Bastion St.
Reach us via TTC:
- 511 Bathurst (at Fort York Blvd)
- 509 Harbourfront (at Fleet St.)
- 121 Fort York-Esplanade at Gzowski Blvd (westbound) or Bastion St (eastbound)
There is a Green P parking lot at 800 Fleet St.