The City of Edmonton offers a variety of programs and resources to help you get outside this winter!

Neighbourhood Recreation Programs

Drop-in Learn to Skate Programs

Meet new friends and learn basic skating skills through fun games and activities! This is a free drop-in program targeted for children aged 6-12 and their families, however all are welcome to attend. Trained leaders will be on hand to adapt the program to the ages and skill levels of the participants. These programs are offered in January and February.

See schedule for dates and participating community league rinks.

Note: Skates and helmets are not provided but both are required to participate. Programs will be cancelled at -25°C with wind chill, or if the ice is closed by the facility.

Winter Green Shacks

Free drop-in winter recreation program for children! The Winter Green Shacks activities are designed for children aged 6-12, but all children accompanied by an adult are welcome to attend. Games, crafts, sports, outdoor cooking, and more! Come dressed for the weather!

Check the Seasonal Calendar on the website for dates and locations.

River Valley Trail Maps

New! Central, west and east river valley winter maps are now available. They show trails, paths, cross-country ski routes, bike lanes, toboggan areas, skating rinks, warm-up locations, washrooms, cafés and more.

Find hard copies at City Hall, your local library or recreation centre, or check the River Valley Trail Maps website for digital copies.

River Valley Programs

Discover the river valley in winter with the City of Edmonton’s River Valley Programs! For more information or to register for programs or day camps, please visit the River Valley Programs website or call 311.

Day Camps

December 2018 – March 2019, in various River Valley Parks

Get the kids outside this winter! Campers will get the chance to explore the river valley on skis, snowshoes, toboggans and so much more!

Registered Programs

December 2018 – March 2019, in various River Valley Parks

Get outside this winter! Explore the river valley on cross-country skis, snowshoes, kicksleds and more! All instruction and equipment are provided.