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.

When you’re out and about, don’t forget to follow all AHS health measures in effect.

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
A well-maintained trail great for taking laps.
Address: 1101 Grantham Drive NW, Edmonton
Good to know: 5 fire pits available for use, but you must bring your own wood.

Rundle Park IceWay
Address: 113 Avenue & 29 Street
Good to know: Indoor washrooms available 9 am – 10 pm; IceWay is open 10 am – 10 pm

Victoria Park Oval and IceWay
Address: 12130 River Valley Road
Hours: Pavilion 9 am – 10 pm (includes skate change area, washrooms, water bottle fill station); Ice Surfaces: 10 am – 10 pm (see website for times when it is reserved by Edmonton Speed Skating Association and not available to the public)

City Hall Ice Rink
Address:
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

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

Jackie Parker
Address: 50 Street & 44 Avenue
Hours: 9 am – 10 pm
Good to know: Washrooms open 6 am-9 pm

Meadows Community Recreation Outdoor Leisure Ice
Address: 2704-17 St NW
Good to know: Indoor washrooms. Skate change rooms located adjacent to ice
Hours: 8:30 am – 10:30 pm

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 www.efcl.org.