Strathcona County Outdoor Rinks
Updates & Notices
Friday, February 24
All boarded rink locations are currently OPEN. Please note: due to recent high temperatures the edges of boarded rinks can become rough. Use caution while using these skating surfaces. Emerald Hills skating path is currently CLOSED but is expected to reopen.
The following snow-banked rinks are currently CLOSED for the season:
- McGhan Park
- Sherwood Heights
- Clover Bar Ranch
- Davidson Creek
- McPherson Park
- Nottingham / Rainbow Park
Please note that rinks are CLOSED when temperatures are below -20 or above +5. For evening and weekend rink status updates call 780-467-5800
Obey all posted signs and keep off of stormwater ponds. Stormwater ponds have an inlet and outlet pipe with water flowing much of the year. This can make ice weak and unstable. Safety on ice is everyone’s responsibility: stay safe, keep off the ice.
During the winter months, outdoor rinks can be a great activity to explore with friends and family. Please keep in mind that outdoor rinks are not open when temperatures are warmer than 5°C or below -20°C. For the most up-to-date information, you can sign up for our outdoor rink status newsletter.
Strathcona County does not monitor the ice conditions on stormwater ponds (lakes).
Outdoor Rink Map
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Outdoor Rinks by Category
Heated change facilities are supervised from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. (Mon – Fri), 1 p.m. – 9 p.m. (Sat, Sun & holidays)
- Strathcona Athletic Park – 1100 Clover Bar Road east of Bev Facey School
- 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
- Ardrossan – #80-1 Avenue
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
Heated change facilities are supervised from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. (Mon – Fri) and 1 p.m. – 9 p.m. (Sat, Sun & holidays)
• (NEW) Emerald Hills – 4501 Emerald Drive
- 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
- Emerald Hills Regional Park on Emerald 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
- Ardrossan – in the townsite on the north side of the Ardrossan Recreation Complex (rink boards and lights)
- Colchester School (not maintained by Strathcona County) - 23358 Township Road 520
- Deville/North Cooking Lake -Wye Road, Range Road 210 just north of Deville/North Cooking Lake Community (shelter and lights)
Booking an Outdoor Rink
Outdoor rink 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.
As a result of the colder temperatures, a layer of ice has formed on stormwater ponds and natural bodies of water in Strathcona County. Ice strength is affected by many factors including air temperature, road runoff, springs that feed into the water body, sun, wind, snow and overall thickness of the ice.
Stormwater ponds are unsafe for recreational activities like ice skating and hockey because they have a constant flow of water, which causes the ice to form in unstable conditions over the winter months. These unpredictable and fluctuating water levels create an environment in which the water may not freeze completely solid. Strathcona County does not monitor the thickness of ice for skating on any stormwater ponds or natural bodies of water – ice conditions are unknown.
Safety on ice is your responsibility
Remind your family to play safe and stay off the ice when signs are posted! Take proper care and be smart around ice-covered bodies of water.
Remember, you cannot judge the strength of ice by appearance alone. Stormwater ponds have an inlet and outlet pipe with water flowing much of the year. This can make ice weak and therefore it is always best to use caution.
Call 9-1-1 if someone falls through the ice
If someone falls through the ice, don’t go on the ice and try to pull them out… you may fall in too! Get help fast. Call out for help. Run to a nearby home and ask them to call 9-1-1.
For ice safety information
The Lifesaving Society Alberta and Northwest Territories
780-415-1755 or visit http://www.lifesaving.org/