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Welcome Squad: Skating at the Bentway

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Chill out with the Campus Life Welcome Squad and cozy up along a 220-metre figure-eight skate trail, located under the Gardiner Expressway. Enjoy hot chocolate and other goodies available for purchase. Free skate rentals are offered on Fridays while supplies last (5 to 9 pm).

Friday, February 10, 5 to 7 pm
The Bentway Skate Trail, 250 Fort York Boulevard

RSVP required. Register through this link...

Meet at Butterfield Park at 4:15 pm to walk with the group (30-minute walk) or meet the group at the venue at 5 pm.

We strive to provide inclusive, accessible opportunities for our community to engage safely. To confidentially request an accommodation for this activity (including transit fare to off-campus locations), contact Campus Life (by noon the day before the event) at

To ensure the safest work and learning environment for our community, participants of Welcome Squad events are required to adhere to OCAD U’s policies and procedures, including COVID-19 health and safety protocols as required on-campus, or by off-campus venues.

Scented products and fragrances can aggravate health problems for people with respiratory illness, allergies, scent- or multi-chemical sensitivities. Your cooperation in avoiding the use of perfume, scented hair products, cologne, scented deodorant, aftershave, etc. at this event is appreciated. Read more...

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