List of Places in Calgary, AB to go Ice Skating

By Product Expert | Posted in Local on Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 at 8:04 pm
Close-up on people's feet skating on the ice

Best Places for Ice Skating in Calgary, AB

One of the most enjoyable activities to partake in during the winter season is ice skating. A classic pastime for people both young and old, there’s few better ways to spend a weekend afternoon than finding a great place to go skating with friends or family. Continue reading to learn more about the best places for ice skating in Calgary, AB.

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Prairie Winds Park

While there are several parks in Calgary where visitors can skate, we’re highlighting Prairie Winds Park. It’s the only park in the city that offers not one, but two outdoor skating rinks that are maintained by the city of Calgary. Visitors should note that while the northern rink is exclusively for pleasure skating, the southern rink can be used for informal hockey play as well. Both rinks are open to the public from 5 AM to 11 PM.

A skating couple embraces on the iceOther Outdoor Ice Skating Spots in Calgary

In addition to the numerous city-operated outdoor ice rinks, Calgary is also home to over 35 volunteer-run rinks as part of the city’s Adopt-a-Rink program. Neighborhoods with volunteer-run rinks include Beltline, Aspen, Hillhurst, Sunnyside, Meadowlark, Silverado, Eagle Ridge and many more, as listed on the city’s website. It should be noted that these ice rinks are only available for pleasure skating, and that hockey equipment is not allowed. The city of Calgary encourages citizens interested in volunteering at these rinks to learn more about the process by calling 311.

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