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Great Outdoors, Winter

8 great Calgary outdoor hockey rinks for some shinny

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Kaila Hoar Feb 24, 2017 4:57 am 104

Recent weather is giving Calgarians the perfect chance to enjoy a game of pick-up hockey at one of our local rinks. Along with rinks you can go skating on, our city has many community and/or volunteer-run rinks that provide nets, boards and even fire-pits to warm up.

There’s only a few more weeks of the ice rink season, so get out there for a friendly game of shinny while you still can!

South Rinks

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Marda Loop Community Association 

This rink is always busy with both young and old skaters. They offer multiple rinks (one with boards), lighting, a skate shack and washrooms.

Location: 3130 16 Street SW

Canyon Meadows Community Association

This community association offers two ice rinks with boards and lights. For association members there is also a rink room available.

Location: 848 Cantabrian Dr. SW

Elboya Heights Community Association

Located at Stanley Park, its obvious this rink will always attract a crowd. While there is no boards at this rink, there will always be someone to play with!

Location: 4011 1a Street SW

McKenzie Lake Residents Association

McKenize Lake offers a SE destination with a pleasure rink, tobogganing, two hockey rinks and even ice fishing!

Location: 16199 McKenzie Lake Way SE

North Rinks

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Silver Springs Community Association

Silver Springs is absolutely massive with 4 ice rinks. They provide lights for evening games and one large rink with boards and nets. There are two pong hockey surfaces for the younger players.

Location: 5720 Silver Ridge Drive NW

Hamptons Community Association

The Hamptons ice is kept in good condition and attracts many players from the NW. Be aware that there is no sticks or pucks allowed during scheduled family skates.

Location: 5149 Country Hills Blvd. NW

Tuscany Community Association

Tuscany keeps an excellent surface with their own zamboni! They also offer boards, nets and lights.

Location: 212 Tuscany Way NW

Winston Heights Mountview Community Association

This ice rink and oval have been a popular destination for many years. The shinny players stick to the middle while the family skaters have the surrounding oval.

Location: 520 27 Avenue NE


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Kaila Hoar
Halifax-born Calgarian who loves travelling, snowboarding, good food and captivating conversation.

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