Here's what's open and closed in Calgary on New Year's Day this year

Dec 30 2019, 10:30 pm

New Year’s Day in Calgary offers a few destinations for sweet eats and entertainment.

If you’re not into staying in and want to spend your holiday outside of the house, check out our list below!

Cineplex Movie Theatres

Cineplex Entertainment has their doors open for moviegoers that want to grab some popcorn, hot chocolate, and a comfy cinema seat.


Cineplex Odeon Westhills Cinemas
Cineplex Odeon Crowfoot Crossing Cinemas
Cineplex Odeon Sunridge Spectrum Cinemas
Scotiabank Theatre Chinook
Cineplex Odeon Eau Claire Market Cinemas
SilverCity CrossIron Mills and XSCAPE Entertainment Centre

Ski hills

Image: Banff Sunshine Village / Facebook

Banff Sunshine Village / Facebook

There are plenty of stunning ski hills around Calgary that will be open on New Year’s Day, and if you’re willing to put up with the holiday crowds, they’ll make for an ideal day off! Check out our list of Alberta ski hills here.

Skating rinks

Outdoor skating rinks are everywhere, and if the weather permits they’ll be open to the public.


Thomson Family Park: 1236 16th Avenue SW
Carburn Park: 67 Riverview Drive SE
Bowness Park Lagoon: 8900 48th Avenue NW
Olympic Plaza: 228 8th Avenue SE
Big Marlborough Park: 6033 Madigan Drive NE

Tobogganing and sledding

Calgarians will be able to head over to one of the city’s 21 designated sledding hills to enjoy a fun day on the slopes — for free!

Cross country skiing 

There are plenty of places to take the cross country skis in and around Calgary, and the city has provided a handy list of golf courses and trails for you to head to this New Year’s Day!

Southland Leisure Centre

The Southland Leisure Centre will be open from 11 am to 5 pm on Wednesday, January 1.

Soccer Centre

Calgary’s Soccer Centre will be open on New Year’s Day from 8 am to 11 pm.

… and here’s what won’t be open:

Administrative Offices: Administrative offices, including City Hall are closed on Wednesday, January 1.

Aquatics and Fitness Centres: All aquatic and fitness centres are closed on January . Hours of operation on December 31 will vary by facility.

Arenas: All arenas are closed on January 1. Regular hours apply on other days.

Leisure Centres: Village Square is closed. Hours of operation between now and January 2 vary.

Art Centres: Wildflower Arts Centre closes at noon on December 20 and reopens January 5. North Mount Pleasant Art Centre will be closed December 19 to January 1 and reopens January 2 at 8:30 am.

The Animal Services Centre: The Animal Services Centre is closed on January 1.

With files from Aly Khan

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