Grab your helmet, sharpen those skates, and pull the laces tight – it’s time to head to the Southcentre Mall for their latest community initiative, the Top Deck Skating Rink!
Starting on February 3, 2022, you can visit one of two outdoor skating rinks on the upper level of the parkade structure at the east end of Southcentre Mall, next to Decathlon. Top Deck will feature one rink for leisure skating and one rink for playing hockey, in return for a donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters. It’s a new way to enjoy winter!
On Thursdays and Fridays, from 3 – 7 pm, and Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am – 7 pm, guests are invited to the Top Deck for some winter fun. Skaters will be asked to make a minimum donation of $2 to attend public skating hours and can book a 90-minute skating session. The rink will be available for private bookings from Monday to Wednesday, 8 am – 8 pm, with a minimum donation of $100. All donations will go to Big Brothers Big Sisters and will be used to support the charity’s local programs. You can also expect a variety of activities, programs, and moments of surprise for Top Deck guests throughout the remainder of the winter season.
“We believe it is important to activate public spaces in unique ways that create opportunities for community connection and engagement,” says Alexandra Velosa, Marketing Manager, Southcentre Mall. “We are excited to provide this new outdoor venue as a safe and fun environment for Calgarians to enjoy getting outside together with friends and family.”
All guests are required to pre-book their visits online, either for public or private skating, to ensure appropriate capacity requirements are maintained while provincial limits on outdoor gatherings remain in place. In the interest of public health and safety, proof of vaccination will also be required. Parking is available by the skating rinks on the upper level of the parking structure next to Decathlon, with vehicle access on the south side of the mall.
“Big Brothers Big Sisters of Calgary and Area is thrilled to be the charity of choice for Southcentre’s Top Deck skating rinks this winter,” says Ken Lima-Coelho, President & CEO, Big Brother Big Sisters of Calgary and Area. “Safe activities like skating outdoors are so important for our youth, especially when indoor activities are limited. We are also excited that Littles we serve can use this amenity with their Bigs as part of their mentoring relationship. We are excited to create a long-term partnership with Oxford Properties and Southcentre Mall and support year-round initiatives.”
Don’t miss booking your spot at Southcentre Mall’s Top Deck Skating Rink this winter. Staying safe, staying active, and making family memories? Winter is pretty great, after all!
Southcentre Mall Top Deck Skating Rink:
When: Thursdays and Fridays, 3 – 7 pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am – 7 pm, Winter 2022
Where: Southcentre Mall
Address: 100 Anderson Rd SE, Calgary, AB