Outdoor Ice Skating in Edmonton

Jan 6, 2020

As soon as you take off on a pair of ice skates, you'll understand why skating outdoors is one of Canada’s favourite pastimes. Discover the adrenaline rush of skating at one of Edmonton’s renowned outdoor rinks, surrounded by gorgeous snow-covered winter scenery.

Glide peacefully along Hawrelak Park’s five-hectare lake while mellow music flows from rink-side speakers. Skate at Churchill Square, surrounded by the cultural icons of City Hall, the Citadel Theatre and the Art Gallery of Alberta. During the Christmas season, grasp the mittened hand of someone you love while gliding along the rink the Alberta Legislature Grounds. Bring a thermos of hot chocolate and spend an afternoon with family, who laugh along with you as you attempt a figure eight.

Make sure to check ice conditions before heading out to skate!

Edmonton's outdoor rinks:

Enjoy free admission at these legendary outdoor rinks around Edmonton!

William Hawrelak Park - 9330 Groat Rd.
Washrooms, skate change area, concession and lockers available.
This location offers onsite skate rentals!


Castle Downs - 11510 143 Ave.
Outdoor skate change area available. Washrooms located inside the centre.

City Hall 1 - Sir Winston Churchill Sq.
Change room (located in the south east corner) is available during City Hall hours.

Jackie Parker Park - 4549 50 St.
Washrooms located inside the Jackie Parker Park Pavilion.


Rundle Park - 2909 113 Ave.

Washrooms & skate change area located inside the Rundle Family Centre Pavilion.

Victoria Park Oval 12130 - River Valley Rd.

Skate change room and washrooms available inside the pavilion.


Meadows Outdoor Leisure Ice - 2704 17 St.

Washrooms and skate change rooms located adjacent to the rink.


Bonus: Astotin Lake - Elk Island National Park
Contact the Elk Island Visitor Centre for up-to-date ice condition reports!