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.
Address: 9330 Groat Road
Good to know: Indoor washrooms and skate change area open 9 am to 10 pm, on-site concession available.
Rundle Park IceWay
Address: 113 Avenue & 29 Street
Hours: 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)
Spruce Grove Central Park Skating Oval
Address: 454 King Street, Spruce Grove
Hours: 6:00 am – 11:00 pm
A beautiful skating loop surrounding by large trees lit up for the holiday season.
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
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
Bonnie Doon Centre Outdoor Skating Rink
Address: Northwest side of Bonnie Doon Centre, 82 Avenue & 83 Street, Edmonton
Hours: Thursday and Friday | 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday | 12:00 pm – 8:00 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
Address: 50 Street & 44 Avenue
Hours: 5 am – 11 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.