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. Skate rentals are available at Rundle Park Family Centre and William Hawrelak Park Pavilion.
- Castle Downs Park
- City Hall
- Jackie Parker 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)
- William Hawrelak Park
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
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 website. Under 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
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.
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.