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 and notices

Outdoor rinks are NOT open yet. Please do NOT go on the ice while we are building the ice surfaces. They are targeted to open for the 2020-21 season in mid-December, weather dependent. Check back for more updates.

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.

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 .

  • All outdoor rinks, snowbank rinks and skating pathways and tracks are open:
    • Monday to Friday from  3 p.m. – 9 p.m.
    • Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 1 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Maintenance occurs on all outdoor rinks Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and varies due to weather and ice conditions.
  • Outdoor skating opportunities are available during the day Monday to Friday, however, when crews are on site no skating is allowed.

Guidelines in place

  • 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.
  • Sites will be periodically monitored to ensure these rules are being adhered to under Alberta Health Services guidelines.
  • Failure to adhere to these guidelines may result in closure of outdoor rinks.
  • Stay home if you are sick or experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19.

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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, November 25, 2020
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