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March 3, 2016
All outdoor rinks are now CLOSED for the season.

Stay Safe
When ice is unsafe, please obey all signs when posted to keep off the ice. Learn more about ice safety.

During the winter months, outdoor rinks can be a great activity to explore with friends and family.

Outdoor rinks are not open when temperatures are warmer than 5°C or below -20°C.

Please note that Strathcona County does not monitor the ice conditions on stormwater ponds (lakes) , with the exception of skating surfaces and toboggan hill landings at Woodbridge Farms and Broadmoor Lake.

Outdoor rinks with boards, lights and change facilities

  • *Strathcona Athletic Park - 1100 Clover Bar Road east of Bev Facey School, access off Clover Bar Road
  • *Brentwood - Lark Street & Falcon Drive next to Brentwood School
  • *Kinsmen/Westboro - North of Strathcona Drive and Keith Road
  • *Sherwood Heights- Fir Street next to Sherwood Heights School 

* The heated change facilities at the above locations are supervised from:

Monday - Friday4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays1 p.m. - 9 p.m.

*Ice may be booked for practices Monday - Thursday for minor user groups from:

  • 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. at Sherwood Heights and Kinsmen/Westboro
  • 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Strathcona Athletic Park (SAP) and Brentwood

Ice bookings must be made by noon on Monday for the following week. Please call the Recreation, Parks and Culture Administration office at 780-467-2211.

NEW! Ardrossan Recreation Complex outdoor skating area

Features a boarded rink with lights, an adjacent leisure ice and change facilities

Located at #80-1 Avenue, Ardrossan

NOTE: Skaters can change inside the Ardrossan Recreation Complex and walk using skate guards to the outdoor rinks. The outdoor rink lights are on from dusk to 10 p.m. The indoor recreation facility features an change area for outdoor skaters located at the north entrance of the building and is open until 11 p.m. daily. The finishing touches on this outdoor skating area will be complete in 2016.  

Rinks with boards & lights on from dusk to 10 p.m.

  • McGhan Park - Meadowview Drive
  • Mills Haven - Main Boulevard next to Mills Haven School
  • Heritage Hills - Heritage Drive

Skating in rural Strathcona

  • Ardrossan - in the townsite on the north side of the Ardrossan Recreation Complex (rink boards and lights)
  • Colchester School - rink is CLOSED for the season
  • Deville/North Cooking Lake -Wye Road, Range Road 210 just north of Deville/North Cooking Lake Community (shelter and lights)

Lake skating with flood lights on from dusk to 10 p.m.

  • Broadmoor Lake Park - Oak Street south of Sherwood Park Arena - CLOSED
  • Woodbridge Lake - Woodbridge Way - CLOSED

*Please watch for "Danger Thin Ice" signs and play it safe.

Snow banked rinks

  • Ardrossan on the north side of the Ardrossan Recreation Complex
  • Brentwood on Lark Street & Falcon Drive
  • Clover Bar Ranch
  • Collingwood Cove
  • Davidson Creek on Davenport Drive
  • Heritage Hills on Heritage Drive
  • Kinsmen Park north of Strathcona Drive & Keith Road
  • McGhan Park on Meadowview Drive
  • McPherson Park on Regency Drive
  • Rainbow Park on Nottingham Drive
  • Sherwood Heights on Fir Street
  • South Cooking Lake -beside the picnic shelter
  • Strathcona Athletic Park on Colwill Boulevard
  • Uncas at Uncas School

Bookings are available for birthday parties or pick-up hockey games with friends 2 hours before and one hour after rink hours. Call to find out available times!

Ice bookings must be made by noon on Monday for the following week. Please call the Recreation, Parks and Culture Administration office at 780-467-2211.

Additional information
780-467-2211

Last updated: Thursday, March 03, 2016
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