Outdoor skating rinks to visit this winter in Edmonton

Nov 14 2019, 2:47 pm

Winter is here and what better way to enjoy the cooler temperatures and the snow than by lacing up your skates and hitting the outdoor rinks around the city?

Although the weather getting cooler is rarely a reason to celebrate, now the outdoor skating rinks are almost in prime condition for you to enjoy.

Edmonton has a number of outdoor rinks you can visit this winter and into the early spring.

Be sure to check out each rink’s website before lacing up your skates, as some are only open to the public during certain hours. Just keep an eye peeled for announcements on when they are officially open for the season!

Here’s a list of some of the best outdoor rinks in Edmonton:

City hall


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City hall is always beautiful around Christmas time, but even more so in all of its icy glory when it opens up for ice skating. Keep an eye out for announcements from the city as to when the rink will be back open this year!

Address: 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Hours: 9 am to 10 pm
Cost: Free admission

Hawrelak Park


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With options to skate right on the ice at Hawrelak Lake, or in the park skating rink, this rink is a great choice, with washrooms, a skate change area, skate rentals, concession and lockers to make sure you can make a whole day out of it your ice-scapades

Address: 9330 Groat Road
Hours: 11 am to 10 pm
Cost: Free admission

Meadows Community Centre Outdoor Ice


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Meadows Community Centre — which also has an indoor rink — has an outdoor rink with free admission, indoor washrooms, and skate change rooms. With pretty twinkling lights on the trees, it makes it the perfect festive family gathering or a romantic date night.

Address:  2704 17 Street
Hours: 8:30 am to 10:30 pm
Cost: Free admission

Rundle Park


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Rundle Park Iceway makes for guaranteed fun for the entire family, with access to the Rundle Family Centre that has washrooms, a skate change area, lockers, and water fountains.

Address: 2909 113 Avenue
Hours: 10 am to dusk
Cost: Free admission

Victoria Park Oval and Iceway


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The outdoor iceway is open from 11 am to 10 pm, but the oval is usually open from 10 am to 10 pm, except during Edmonton Speed Skating Association hours. The rink has access to washrooms, skate change rooms, lockers, and a water bottle fill-up station. The illuminated iceway makes a beautiful place to skate, and stop for the perfect winter photo op.

Address: 12030 River Valley Road
Hours: 11 am to 10 pm
Cost: Free admission

Jackie Parker Park


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Jackie Parker Park has a beautiful outdoor skating rink, and if you want to enjoy the park without skates on, you can also bring your furry friends and take them along on a walk throughout decorated pathways like this one.

Address: 4540 50 Street
Hours: Facilities open 7 am to 9 pm
Cost: Free admission

It’s almost time to lace up your skates, and we can’t wait either.