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.
With Covid-19 limiting so many of our activities this year, we decided to put together an extensive list of all the great places you can skate. Do keep in mind, however, that there are many rules and restrictions in place for skating as well. You can keep up-to-date on the current Alberta guidelines, rules, and restrictions here. And of course, it’s important to note that 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.
Rosslyn Community League Freezeway
A fun ice track that circles around the playground.
Address: 11015-134ave, Edmonton
Good to know: Skating in one direction only; no indoor access to community hall for washrooms
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 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: 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. Per our publication date, the rinks on the map above were operational for 2020/2021, but remember that rinks may close at anytime due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. If we’ve missed a rink, please let us know and we’ll add it to the map!