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Skaters have several choices for public outdoor ice skating surfaces in Edmonton. The City maintains both ground and pond ice rinks in the major parks. Children and inexperienced skaters should use an approved helmet while on the ice to prevent injuries.

Be Safe on Ice

City-operated ice surfaces are monitored on a daily basis and will be closed if unsafe. Be safe on ice—please keep off closed ice surfaces and obey all signage.

Note: Sticks, balls and pucks are only allowed in a designated shinny/hockey area. Pets are not allowed. For more information, please see public skating guidelines.

Outdoor Rinks

Check the notifications for current status and conditions before visiting.

Castle Downs

Located in Castle Downs Park, 153 Avenue & 115 Street.

  • Outdoor skate change
  • Washrooms located inside the pavilion, open 8am-10pm

City Hall

Located in front of City Hall, 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square.

Change room (located on the southeast corner of City Hall) is open:

  • Monday to Friday, 10am–10pm
  • Saturdays, 10am–5pm
  • Sundays & holidays, 11am–5pm

Jackie Parker

Located in Jackie Parker Park, 50 Street & 44 Avenue.

  • Washrooms open 7am–9pm

Meadows Community Recreation Outdoor Leisure Ice

Located at Meadows Community Recreation Centre, 2704–17 St NW

  • Free admission
  • Ice surface open 8am–10:30pm
  • Indoor washrooms
  • Skate change rooms—adjacent to the ice

Rundle Park

Located in Rundle Park, 113 Avenue & 29 Street.

  • NEW! Rundle Park IceWay Skating Trail open 10am–dusk
    • Note: This ice surface does not have adequate lighting for evening skating
  • Rundle Family Center Warming Pavilion open 9am–10pm

Victoria Park Oval

Located in Victoria Park, 12130 River Valley Road.

Victoria Oval ice surface CLOSURE Schedule:

  Maintenance

Edmonton Speed Skating Booking

NO PUBLIC SKATING

Monday  8–10am 6–7pm
Tuesday 5–6pm 6–9pm
Wednesday 5–6pm 6–7pm
Thursday 5–6pm 6–9pm
Friday NA NA
Saturday 8–10am NA
Sunday NA NA

Victoria Park IceWay Winter Skating Trail

Located in Victoria Park, 12130 River Valley Road.

  • IceWay Skating Trail open 10am-10pm daily
    • NOTE: Limited accessibility during Victoria Oval ice closures. Access from main parking lot or Victoria parking lot east ONLY.
  • Victoria Pavilion Winter Warming Chalet open 9am-10pm
    • Washrooms, skate change rooms, lockers, water bottle fill up station

Hawrelak Park

Located in William Hawrelak Park, 9330 Groat Road.

  • Hawrelak Pond Ice open 11am-10pm
  • Hawrelak Shinny Table Ice open 11am-10pm (located at Picnic Shelter #2)
  • Hawrelak Warming pavilion open 9am-10pm

Other Outdoor Skating

Community Rinks

Community Leagues manage many of their own outdoor skating rinks. These rinks may allow hockey or shinny. Check with your community league for more information.

Skating Prohibited

Stormwater Lakes

City Drainage Bylaw 16200 prohibits skating on stormwater lakes. The City has signage posted at all stormwater facilities advising residents to keep off the ice because conditions are unknown. Due to the nature and the function of stormwater lakes, ice conditions can be unpredictable and dangerous. Moving water, temperature changes underwater due to vegetation or drainage and fluctuating weather conditions can all result in unsafe ice conditions not visible from the surface.

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