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Skating Outdoors

As soon as you take off on a pair of ice skates, you realize why skating outdoors is one of Canada’s favourite pastimes. Discover the adrenaline rush of ice skating outside, 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 the frozen pond at Churchill Square, surrounded by the cultural icons of City Hall, Citadel Theatre and the Art Gallery of Alberta. During the Christmas season, grasp the mittened hand of someone you love while skating the pond on the Alberta legislature grounds, surrounded by trees adorned with sparkling lights. Bring a thermos of hot chocolate and spend an afternoon with family, who laugh along with you as you attempt a figure eight. Embrace the joys of winter and feel the liberation of sailing across ice at one of the most beautiful times of year.

Glide around on one of Edmonton's outdoor rinks:
Castle Downs 153 Avenue & 115 Street

Outdoor skate change
Washrooms - located in the centre
City Hall 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square

Change room (south east corner) open during City Hall hours
Jackie Parker Park 50 Street & 44 Avenue

Jackie Parker Park Pavilion
Washrooms open 7:00am-9:00pm
Rundle Park 113 Avenue & 29 Street

Rundle Family Center Pavilion open 9:00am-10:00pm
Ice surface open 10:00am-10:00pm
Victoria Park Oval 12130 River Valley Road

Skate change room and washrooms open
Warming trailer and ice surface open 10:00am-10:00pm
Victoria ice surface closed for maintenance: Tue, Wed & Thu, 5:00pm-6:00pm, Mon & Sat, 8:00am-10:00am
No public skating (reserved by the Edmonton Speed Skating Association): Mon & Wed, 6:00pm-7:00pm, Tue & Thu 6:00pm-9:00pm
William Hawrelak Park 9330 Groat Road

Warming pavilion open 9:00am-10:00pm
Ice surface open 11:00am-10:00pm