Winter temperatures means outdoor ice skating in Edmonton and surrounding areas. Our Winter City is full of great locations to skate from neighbourhood rinks to unique experiences like ice trails. You can even venture outside the city to find more rural skating locations. While we do our best to keep this updated, it’s always best to check a skating location’s website or give them a ring before heading out. Don’t forget that many rinks require helmets for those 18 and under.

Unique Skating Experiences

We love finding outdoor skating options in Edmonton that are different than just skating loops around the rink. Check out these fun ice trails, IceWays, and freezeways.

Glastonbury Community League Ice Trail
Address: 1101 Grantham Drive NW, Edmonton
Good to know: 5 fire pits available for use, but you must bring your own wood.

Spruce Grove Central Park Skating Oval
Address: 454 King Street, Spruce Grove
Hours: 6:00 am – 11:00 pm
A beautiful skating loop surrounded by large trees lit up for the holiday season.

Victoria Park Oval and IceWayAddress: 12130 River Valley RoadHours: Pavilion 9 am – 10 pm (includes skate change area, washrooms, water bottle fill station); Ice Surfaces: 10 am – 10 pm

Alberta Legislative Assembly – South Grounds
Address: 10800 97 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Hours: Open for self-service skating at any time
Good to know: Warm up in the Visitor Centre

City Hall Ice Rink
1 Winston Churchill Square
Hours: Open for self-service skating at any time
Good to know: Skate change room and free skate rentals are available Wednesday & Friday 5 pm – 9 pm; Saturday 10 am – 9 pm; Sunday 10 am – 4 pm

Outdoor Skating Rink at ICE District
Address: At the terminus of Rogers Place arena to the West of the JW Marriott Hotel.  Enter from 102 Street at Plaza way, or 103 Street and 103 Avenue
Hours: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm daily

City Skating Rinks

The city of Edmonton operates several free outdoor skating options (some of which are mentioned above in the Unique Experiences).

Castle Downs Skate Rink
Address: 11510 153 Ave, Edmonton
Hours: 9 am – 10 pm
Good to know: Indoor pavilions are closed except for washroom access

Sir Wilfred Laurier Park
Address:13221 Buena Vista Road, Edmonton
Hours: 5 am – 11 pm
Good to know: New skating surface available in 2023! Washrooms open 9 am-9 pm

Jackie Parker
Address: 50 Street & 44 Avenue, Edmonton
Hours: 5 am – 11 pm
Good to know: Washrooms open 6 am-9 pm

Meadows Community Recreation Outdoor Leisure Ice
Address: 2704-17 Street NW, Edmonton
Hours: 8:30 am – 10:30 pm
Good to know: Opens for the Season on December 17, 2023. Indoor washrooms. Skate change rooms located adjacent to ice

Other Skating Options

Many Edmonton community leagues have opened up rinks for the winter. Most require you to be a community league member and wear your skate tag. You can find more information on each league’s website, or find them by searching on