Skate outdoors this winter for fun, free entertainment for the whole family!

Did you know that City staff and volunteers create and maintain ice surfaces for Edmontonians? City crews take care of the rinks, ponds and skating trails in our parks. The Victoria Park Oval is maintained through a partnership with the City of Edmonton and Edmonton Speed Skating Association. And, local community rinks are run by dedicated volunteers who work hard to bring affordable recreation, sports and social activities to your community.

City Ice Surfaces

Outdoor ice maintained by the City will open as soon as maintenance equipment (snow clearing and watering trucks) can safely drive on the ice. Please obey all posted signs. Check out the City website for locations, hours, amenities, and ice conditions before you go.

  • Castle Downs Park
  • Jackie Parker Park
  • Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park
  • Rundle Park
  • The Meadows Community Recreation Centre
  • Victoria Park Oval (check website for times when the Oval is closed to public skating for maintenance and speed skating training)

City Hall Plaza Rink

Skate and dance to tunes at the Edmonton Arts Council’s Winter City Weekends! See the Events page for full details. See below for free skate rental details.

Learn to Skate with Delia at City Hall

New to skating? Gain some confidence on the ice with lessons from Delia Barnett! Free drop-in lessons will be offered on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:30 — 1:30 pm.

City IceWays

Glide through the trees in our river valley along two skating trails. Skate during the day or go for a romantic twirl under the twinkling lights at night. Check the City website for hours.

Please note that Victoria IceWay will not be accessible from the Victoria Oval during ice maintenance times or during the Edmonton Speed Skating Association’s reserved skate times.

  • Victoria Park
  • Rundle Park

Skate Rentals at City of Edmonton Facilities

City Hall Plaza Rink

The Edmonton Arts Council will be providing free skate rentals at the City Hall Rink all week long:

  • Monday-Friday, 4-9 pm
  • Saturdays 12-9 pm
  • Sundays 12-5 pm

* Please note that skate rentals will be available on a first come first served basis, and that rentals and ice conditions are weather dependent (not available during extreme cold or slushy conditions).

Rundle Park

Skate rentals are available Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 10 am – 8 pm at the Rundle Park Family Centre. See the My Lakehouse Edmonton website for details.

Ice Bikes

New for winter 2023-24!

WinterCity Edmonton and the City’s Outdoor Adventure Program have partnered to bring ice bikes to River Valley parks. The eight bikes will be available during the City of Edmonton’s Winter Recreation programming times at Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park:

  • Fridays: 6-9 pm
  • Saturdays: 2-8 pm
  • The bikes are first come first served, but please be mindful of others who would like to use them.

Ice bikes are bikes on frames with the front wheel removed and runners along the bottom, so that people can cycle on the ice. They are stable and offer an accessible activity to those who cannot skate. The ice bikes will offer a new ice experience for everyone, in particular for individuals who cannot or are hesitant to skate and/or those who have a physical disability.

Ice Bike Group Rentals

Group rentals for the ice bikes are available through the City’s Outdoor Adventure Programs team at Rentals will include 2.5 hours of fun with eight bikes and helmets for all riders. A maximum of 12 riders can ride at one time.

Community League Rinks & Skating Trails

Did you know that volunteers maintain over 100 community skating rinks and even some skating trails? Many of the leagues have skate rental programs, too, so get out there and play on the ice!

To find a rink or trail near you, go to the EFCL websiteUnder For the Public, select Search Community League Facilities, and select Rink from the Search amenities drop-down menu. You will need a community league membership to use most rinks.

Alberta Legislature Grounds Rink

Skate on the edge of the South Lawn, under the seasonal lights on the Alberta Legislature and its grounds. See the Alberta Legislature website to Plan Your Visit.

ICE District Plaza & Fan Park

The ICE District Plaza is home to Edmonton’s newest outdoor ice surface. The rink is now open to the public and will be open from 10 am to 10 pm daily. Some public and/or private events may temporarily change the availability of the skating rink to the public. Use of the rink during public times is free. For rink rules and more information, see the ICE District Plaza web page.

New for 2024: Three temporary rinks in the Fan Park. See web page for details.

Stormwater Lakes

City Drainage Bylaw 18093 and EPCOR Drainage Services Bylaw 18100 prohibit any activity that may result in direct contact with water in stormwater lakes, including skating. The City has signage posted at all stormwater facilities advising residents to keep off the ice because conditions are unknown. Due to the nature and the function of stormwater lakes, ice conditions can be unpredictable and dangerous. Moving water, temperature changes underwater due to vegetation or drainage, and fluctuating weather conditions can all result in unsafe ice conditions not visible from the surface.

For more information see the City of Edmonton’s Stormwater Management Facilities page.