Have you searched ‘find a player‘ lately? We just added additional information to the search results to allow you to get a better feel for the players without having to click through to their profiles. Let us know what you think!
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Yes, we’re well past the mid of the Toronto winter (most would say that’s a good thing!), but we’re launching our Toronto skating rinks map regardless. There’s still time to get your skates on and enjoy the outdoors. There are more Toronto skating rinks than you see there in the default view of the map. If you don’t live in the core of the city simply zoom out our drag the map to another area that is off the map (for example, north Etobicoke or north Scarborough). The yellow pins refer to rinks that offer skate rentals (at the moment this is just Nathan Phillips Square and Natrel Rink at Harbourfront). My personal favourite, between those two, is Harbourfront. It seems less crowded usually. Of course there’s always something special about skating at Nathan Phillips Square, especially when the Square is decorated in Christmas colours! I’ve skated at a few others as well: Ryerson’s pond (Lake Devo), right on the Ryerson University campus, offers a unique experience as you skate amongst hunks of rock that protrude from the lake. That rink is also a minute or so walk from Dundas Station, so it’s easy to get to. You could even follow up some skating with a nice meal from the nearby restaurants, or grab a pint at the area pubs. Late at night when the lights go down, you’ll see Ryerson’s rink it turn into a shinny game featuring people of all ages – usually those living nearby, including the Ryerson students in Residence. A bit further up Yonge (Yonge and College/Gerrard) is another small pond (Barbara Ann Scott) that seems to be rarely used, at least any time I’ve walked by. This is likely a good alternative for some quiet, reflecting skating without the worry of running into people. Of course, they’ve built a zillion condos around there lately so that may have changed for this winter. Along with the Toronto Skating Rinks map, we also mapped the rinks that allow for shinny at certain times of the day. Check out the Toronto Shinny Rinks map for a shinny game near you. Years ago I used to play at Campbell Park (Landsdowne & Dupont) which always had a good game on shinny on Sunday mornings. Check toronto.ca/parks for current shinny times. Enjoy!
Attention all Toronto shinny hockey players: We’ve put together a Google map of Toronto shinny rinks for you to easily find shinny rinks near you. From Etobicoke to Scarborough, Lake Ontario up to Steeles, we’ve taken a list of City of Toronto rinks that offer shinny and placed them on an easy to use map. Note that most of these rinks have special times that shinny is played (as they are shared with pleasure skating times). Also, many of the time slots are for certain ages, gender, or skill levels. We thought about including all of this data, but decided to link instead to a resource that has it, ensuring accurate information going forward. Find a rink that’s near you and then click through on the link to the City of Toronto Parks site that provides you with schedules for each rink. If you are looking for more detailed information about the rinks themselves, try cityrinks.ca, which has a crazy (crazy good!) amount of information about each rink. Enjoy!
Yep, we launched the new sportaholik.com for Vancouver, London Ontario, Kitchener-Waterloo, and Guelph over the past week. You’ll notice a more consistent look among all of the pages. Also, the right sidebar contains information such as the most recently posted games (and, in most cases, a list of players who play the related sport). Let us know what you think! Enjoy!
That’s right. You can now search for recreational sports leagues in Toronto at sportaholik.com. There are currently over 50 leagues and clubs in the sportaholik.com database, with many more to be added shortly. Most leagues allow you to join as a full team or as an individual. Need players for your team? Search the sportaholik.com Toronto player database. Enjoy!
New this week, sportaholik.com has started adding posts from elsewhere on the Web. So not only will you get games that are posted on sportaholik.com, you’ll also get a list of postings from other sites as well. Consider sportaholik.com your ‘one-stop-shopping’ for finding other Toronto recreational sports players. Enjoy!
Today sportaholik.com added the ability to be notified by email when new games are posted for a particular sport. Once players create a player profile they can select which sports they want to be notified about. Then, whenever someone posts a new Toronto game on sportaholik.com, players will be sent an email letting them know. Same thing for when a posting is made about a Toronto team that needs players. With a player profile you will be the first to know! Notification of new games via RSS is still available. Look for the RSS icon on each game page. Enjoy!