Outdoor Ice Skating in Edmonton

Jan 4, 2022

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. Bring a thermos of hot chocolate and spend an afternoon with family, who laugh along with you as you attempt a figure eight. Glide peacefully along Hawrelak Park’s five-hectare lake, experience the beauty of the Victoria Park IceWay, or skate at Churchill Square with stunning views of City Hall, the Citadel Theatre and the Art Gallery of Alberta.

Visit the City of Edmonton website for the latest on rink openings and ice conditions. Looking for skate rentals? Totem Outdoor Outfitters has you covered with a wide selection of skates, hockey equipment and more!

No matter how you explore, be sure to continue practicing safe physical distancing, frequent hand washing and following the guidelines put in place to keep everyone safe. Public health measures are in place for all outdoor skating rinks - more information is available at edmonton.ca/COVID-19.

Edmonton's outdoor rinks:

Enjoy free admission at these legendary outdoor rinks around Edmonton!

Castle Downs - 11510 143 Ave.
Outdoor skate change area available. Washrooms located inside the centre. Lounge and locker area are currently closed.

Jackie Parker Park - 4549 50 St.
Washrooms located inside the Jackie Parker Park Pavilion. Lounge and locker area are currently closed. Skate change area is set up outside.

Rundle Park & IceWay - 2909 113 Ave.

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

Victoria Park Oval & IceWay 12130 - River Valley Rd.

Skate change room, washrooms and water bottle fill-up station available inside the pavilion.

Meadows Outdoor Leisure Ice - 2704 17 St.

Washrooms and skate change rooms located adjacent to the rink.

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

City Hall - 1 Sir Winston Churchill Sq.

The City Hall Ice Rink is now open. The rink is available for self-service skating at any time, while details and hours for skate change room and rentals will be available soon. Come ready to skate and leave personal belongings at home as the skate change room is not currently accessible.

William Hawrelak Park - 9330 Groat Rd.
Washrooms, skate change area, concession and lockers available.

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