By Lori Bosworth
The Toronto Maple Leafs held a team practice at the newly-covered Greenwood Ice Rink in the east end of Toronto on February 21, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Lots of fans were on hand to cheer the Leafs on, receive Leafs’ giveaways from Carlton and the Blue Crew and sponsor Sport Chek and receive autographs from current and alumni Leaf players.
The Leafs were skating without Phil Kessel and James van Riemsdyk, who were playing in the U.S. Olympic men’s hockey game later that day. After the practice, many of the Leafs gave away their hockey sticks and pucks to fans lining the boards.
See video of the Toronto Maple Leafs’ team practice at Greenwood Park below:
The beautiful new roof on the Greenwood Ice Rink was paid for by funds from the City of Toronto and MLSE Foundation. The renovation also included upgraded change rooms, rinkboards, pad and refrigeration system, as well as the addition of a skating trail adjacent to the covered rink.
After the one hour skate, Leafs’ alumni including Curtis Joseph, were on hand to sign autographs for fans.
Members of the Toronto Maple Leafs were happy to sign autographs before they boarded the team bus.