Outdoor Skating Rinks in Calgary
Winter doesn’t need to be frightful and can actually be quite delightful with many free outdoor skating rinks operated by the City of Calgary ready for you to enjoy. So, lace up your skates and get outside for some winter fun at one of these awesome locations…
Barb Scott Park 12th Avenue and 9th Street SW
Located in the middle of downtown, enjoy the lights of the city and check out the famous Calgary Board of Education statues while you are there.
Big Marlborough Park 6033 Madigan Drive NE
Found just off Memorial Drive in Marlborough, this NE rink is easy to access and a popular neighbourhood winter hang out.
Bowness Park 8900 48 Avenue NW
Arguably the most popular outdoor skating spot in Calgary, enjoy gliding on the lagoon and the new ice trail in one of our established hot spots. Skate rentals are also available if needed.
Carburn Park 67 Riverview Drive SE
Steps from the Bow River, this rink is easy to access off Glenmore and offers a beautiful setting, surrounded by nature so you can enjoy a walk after your skate.
North Glenmore Park 7305 Crowchild Trail SW
This is another location with an amazing new ice trail and rink for you to enjoy, centrally located and steps to Glenmore Reservoir which offers more outdoor activities.
Olympic Plaza 228 8 Avenue SE
A part of Calgarian history, this classic rink is another popular choice with great lighting, rentals and steps from Stephen Avenue mall to get some Christmas shopping in after your skate.
Prairie Winds Park 223 Castleridge Blvd. NE
One of Calgary’s newer rinks, you’ll love the prairie views while you skate and the park offers other activities like one of the few approved tobogganing hills.
Prince’s Island Park 4th Street and 1 Avenue SW
This lagoon offers a beautiful setting, close to the river and lots of walking trails. Warm up and get some shopping done at nearby Eau Claire Market, complete with an indoor playground.
Thomson Family Park 1236 16 Avenue SW
Located in the Beltline, this small rink offers a breath of nature in an urban setting. A block away from all the shops and restaurants on trendy 17th Ave. where you can grab a hot chocolate after.
Many community centres in and around Calgary maintain skating rinks for you to enjoy and make sure to keep safety in mind. Don’t skate in areas that are not designated for skating – the city prohibits skating on storm ponds and on Glenmore Reservoir as the ice is unstable and dangerous due to rapid changes in water depth.
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