News Release
January 9, 2015

Every year, the City of Toronto’s two ski and snowboard centres attract thousands of people to improve their skills on the hills. Centennial Park and Earl Bales ski and snowboard centres are located near public transit and have competitive lift equipment, instruction rates and great hours. Season passes are available for both locations.
Centennial Park Ski and Snowboard Centre, located at 256 Centennial Park Rd., will open on Saturday, January 10 and will operate until mid March.
“The weather has co-operated and Centennial Park Ski and Snowboard Centre is now ready to open. I encourage everyone to get out and hit the slopes this winter season,” said Councillor Stephen Holyday (Ward 3 Etobicoke Centre). “Centennial Park and Earl Bales Ski and Snowboard Centres are affordable, accessible by public transit and ideal for all skill levels.”
Features at Centennial Park include ski and snowboard school, snowboard and downhill ski rentals, helmet rentals, t-bar, carpet lift, night skiing and snack bar. There is no onsite ATM banking machine. The centre can be reached by phone at 416-394-8754.
Regular hours of operation, weather permitting, are Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Centennial Park ski and snowboard lessons will begin on Saturday, January 10. Lessons originally scheduled for January 5 to 9 are rescheduled for Monday, January 12 to Friday, January 16.
Earl Bales Ski and Snowboard Centre opened for the season on January 8.
The use of helmets is mandatory at City of Toronto ski and snowboard facilities for participants of all ages in school board programs, for other school groups and for ski racing programs, as well as for race coaching staff, on-hill supervisors and ski patrol members.  
More information is available at http://www.toronto.ca/parks/skiing/ or by calling 311.
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Cheryl Dix
Parks, Forestry and Recreation
416-791-3489