Here's what's open and closed in Edmonton on New Year's Day 2022

Dec 30 2021, 6:10 pm

New Year’s Day in Edmonton offers a number of options for city services, 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 of what’s open and closed in Edmonton on January 1, 2022, below.

It’s important to note that since New Year’s Day falls on a Saturday in 2022, many workplaces are observing the statuary holiday on Monday, January 3.

Movie theatres

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Cineplex Entertainment and Landmark Cinemas both have their doors open for moviegoers who want to grab some popcorn, snacks, and a comfy cinema seat to ring in 2022.

Each Cineplex theatre opens 30 minutes prior to their first advertised performance and will close approximately 15 minutes after their last advertised performance. Landmark Cinemas locations open 30 minutes prior to the day’s first showtime.

For your closest movie theatre’s New Year’s Day showtimes, please visit and


Cineplex Odeon South Edmonton Cinemas
Cineplex Cinemas North Edmonton VIP
Cineplex Odeon Windermere Cinemas VIP
Cineplex Manning Town Centre
Landmark Cinemas Tamarack Edmonton
Landmark Cinemas 9 Edmonton City Centre
Scotiabank Theatre Edmonton

Ski hills

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There are plenty of stunning ski hills around Edmonton 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.


Snow Valley Ski Hill
Sunridge Ski Area
Rabbit Hill Snow Resort
Edmonton Ski Club 

Skating rinks

There are a number of outdoor skating rinks located across the city, and, if the weather permits, they’ll be open to the public on January 1.


Victoria Park Skating oval
Victoria Park Iceway
The rink near Shelter 2 in William Hawrelak Park
Outdoor skating area at The Meadows Community Recreation Centre
Jackie Parker Park rink
Castle Downs Park rink
Rundle Park outdoor rinks/Iceway
City Hall Plaza skating rink
William Hawrelak Park lake


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Edmontonians will be able to head over to one of the city’s seven designated sledding hills on January 1 to enjoy a fun day on the slopes — for free!

West Edmonton Mall Waterpark

West Edmonton Mall

The West Edmonton Mall Waterpark will be open from noon to 5 pm on Saturday, January 1.

…and here’s what won’t be open:

Aquatics, Leisure, and Fitness Centres: All City-operated centres will have their operating hours reduced. Check here for specific locations.

Attractions: The Edmonton Valley Zoo will be open just for Zoominescence, and will return to regular hours on January 3.

Other City of Edmonton services

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Edmonton Transit: LRT services will operate under Sunday service schedule on New Year’s Day.

Cart Collection: There will be no Assisted Waste service on January 1, 2022.

Parking: No payment is required for on-street parking on January 1. The Impound Lot will be closed on January 1.

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