Outdoor rinks

Updates and notices

March 8, 2021 All outdoor rinks and skating pathways are now *CLOSED for the season. 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.

Last Modified: July 29, 2021, 4:18 p.m.

Outdoor skating capacity map

Please help us manage capacity: Use this as a planning tool to find skating areas that are typically not as busy. We spot check the outdoor skating areas (between 2:30 and 10 p.m. daily) in partnership with local enforcement to educate and support safe skating. Our collective actions will help keep us all safe and active.

Please note: The capacity displayed reflects the time it was last checked and is not real time. 

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During the winter months, skating on outdoor rinks is a great activity to explore with friends and family. 

Hours of operation

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 (at the bottom of this page).

  • All outdoor rinks, snowbank rinks and skating pathways and tracks are open daily from 2:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Maintenance occurs on all outdoor rinks, seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and varies due to weather and ice conditions. Sites are available for use during maintenance periods but could be interrupted by maintenance crews during these times.
  • Outdoor skating opportunities are available during the day Monday to Friday, however, when crews are on site no skating is allowed.  

Alberta Health Guidelines

Help us keep the outdoor rinks and amenities open by following these guidelines:

  • Outdoor sport, recreation and physical activity is permitted, as long as individuals are physically distanced, follow provincial guidance and abide by the outdoor gathering limit. 
  • Changerooms and rink shacks are CLOSED for the 2020/2021 season.
  • You must maintain a physical distancing of 2 metres (6ft) from anyone outside of your household at all times.
  • No spitting or clearing of passages.
  • A limited number of people will be allowed on the ice at each location, follow all posted signage. Capacity for each location has been set by Alberta Health Services.
    • Outdoor boarded rinks – 15 to 25 people on ice maximum, more details below
    • Snowbank rink – 5 to 25 people on ice maximum, more details below
    • Skating pathways – 15 to 50 people on ice maximum, more details below
  • Wearing a mask is encouraged.
  • Stay home if you are sick or experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Private sport or social bookings are not available.
  • Alberta Health has directed that NO shinny or pick up hockey games are permitted at this time.
  • Sites will be periodically monitored to ensure these rules are being adhered to under provincial guidelines. Failure to adhere to these guidelines may result in closure of outdoor rinks.

 

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Last updated: Thursday, July 29, 2021
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