Outdoor rinks

Did you know that Strathcona County offers a wide variety of outdoor skating options? Enjoy boarded rinks, snow-banked rinks and skating pathways all season long! Outdoor rinks open in early December (weather dependent).

Updates & Notices

December 12, 2018

All outdoor rinks and skating pathways are now open with the exception of:
- Heritage Hills
- Ardrossan
- Fountain Creek
These rinks are under construction and will open once proper ice depths are reached.

New this season!

Snow-banked rinks at Fountain Creek Park and in Josephburg.

Skating pathways in South Cooking Lake and Broadmoor Lake Park. The Sin Bin Skating Track is located in Broadmoor Lake Park in the Salisbury Athletic Field and the Cowan Skating Pathway is located in Emerald Hills Regional Park.

For updates on outdoor rinks please call 780-467-5800.

Strathcona County does not monitor the ice thickness of any stormwater ponds or natural bodies of water. Therefore, ice conditions are unknown and unpredictable. Stay safe: keep off the ice.

During the winter months, skating on outdoor rinks is 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 .

Outdoor Rinks by Category

  • 1. Skating Pathways - Sherwood Park and rural

    Heated change facilities are supervised from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Mon. to Fri.) and 1 p.m. – 9 p.m. (Sat., Sun. and holidays)

    New skating paths:

    • Salisbury Athletic Park – 20 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park
    • South Cooking Lake (Community Hall) – 100, 22106 South Cooking Lake Road
  • 2. Sherwood Park Outdoor Rinks

    Rinks with boards, lights, snowbank rinks and heated change facilities

    Heated change facilities are supervised from 4 - 9 p.m. (Mon – Fri), 1 – 9 p.m. (Sat, Sun & holidays)

    Minor user groups may book Kinsmen/Westboro or Sherwood Heights rinks from 6 – 7 p.m. and Strathcona Athletic Park or Brentwood rinks from 7:45 – 8:45 p.m. Monday to Thursday. Except on days with scheduled holiday hours.

    Rinks with boards and lights on until 10 pm

    • McGhan Park on Meadowview Drive
    • Mills Haven at 73 Main Boulevard

    Snowbank rinks (non-boarded)

  • 3. Rural Outdoor Rinks

    Rinks with boards, lights and/or shelters open until 10 p.m.

    Snowbank rinks (non-boarded)

    • Colchester School (not maintained by Strathcona County) - 23358 Township Road 520
    • Hastings Lake (Community Hall) – 51080 Range Road 204
    • Josephburg (behind Moyer Recreation Centre) – 54569 Range Road 215
    • South Cooking Lake (Community Hall) - 100, 22106 South Cooking Lake Road
    • Uncas at Uncas School
    • Whitecroft (Community Hall) – 314, 52313 Range Road 232
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Strathcona County Outdoor Rink

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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.

 

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Last updated: Wednesday, December 12, 2018
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