Calgary’s Favourite Neighbourhood Public Outdoor Ice Skating Spots

Many of you know I don’t have great winter outdoor sporting skill and capability (you can read more about some of my misfortunes here). I don’t plan to die trying to improve these skills, either. But I do hope to at least improve my capabilities slightly this season.

Are you looking for a groomed piece of ice to enjoy some outdoor family skating fun this winter in Calgary? Here’s my list of city favourites: edited and republished by popular demand.

Skating rinks maintained by the City of Calgary

ℹ️ Click on the (⛸) icon to navigate to the location using Google Maps. Locations have been organized by city quadrant.

⚠️ Check the City of Calgary’s website to ensure the facilities are open, as mild weather might cause ice conditions to deteriorate rendering them unsafe.

Bowness Park Lagoon

Big Marlborough Park
Prairie Winds Park

Carburn Park
Olympic Plaza
Prince’s Island Lagoon
Thomson Family Park
Prince’s Island Park Skating Rink

Adopt-A-Rink skate locations

The Adopt-a-Rink program sees volunteers in these communities adopting approved areas that are flooded, maintained and cleaned on a regular basis for neighbourhood enjoyment.

ℹ️ This is a volunteer-run program. Volunteer availability and weather conditions may affect whether these locations are maintained this year.

⚠️ These rinks are for pleasure skating only. Hockey equipment and games are not permitted here.

The Adopt-A-Rink program lists over 50 rinks that may be maintained during the winter season.  Here are some favourites, listed by city quadrant.

ℹ️ Click on the (⛸) icon in the table below to navigate to the listed locations using Google Maps.

Banff Trail –
Cambrian Heights –
Charleswood –
Evanston –
Hillhurst –
Houndsfield Heights –
Huntington Hills 1 –
Huntington Hills 2 –
Kincora –
Mount Pleasant –
Nolan Hill –
Panorama –
Scenic Acres –
Silver Springs 1 –
Silver Springs 2 –
Sunnyside –
Tuscany –
Varsity –
West Hillhurst 1 –
West Hillhurst 2 –
West Hillhurst 3 –
Bridgeland –
Mayland Heights 1 –
Mayland Heights 2 –
Winston Heights 1 –
Winston Heights 2 –

Altadore 1 –
Altadore 2 –
Aspen –
Britannia –
Cedarbrae –
Chinook Park –
Cliff Bungalow –
Coach Hill –
Discovery Ridge –
Eagle Ridge –
Elbow Park 1 –
Elbow Park 2 –
Evergreen –
Garrison Green –
Glenbrook –
Mayfair –
Meadowlark –
Silverado –
Springbank Hill –
Willow Park –
Woodbine –
Acadia –
Chaparral –
Fairview –
Ogden –
Ramsay –

Beltline –

Calgary Community Association Outdoor Rinks

Numerous neighbourhood Community Associations around the City maintain outdoor rinks. Here is a list we have compiled.

Click on the (⛸) icon to navigate there using Google Maps.

Hidden Valley –
Highwood –
Northern Hills –
Panorama Hills –
Silver Springs –
Brentwood –
Hamptons –
Highland Park –
Cambrian Heights –
Valley Ridge –
Crossroads –
NHCA Harvest Ice Rink –

– more suggestions welcome
Glenbrook –
Rutland Park –
Valley Ridge –
Shaganappi –
Glendale / Glendale Meadows –
Haysboro –
Auburn Bay –
Mahogany –
McKenzie Towne –
New Brighton –
Riverbend –

– suggestions welcome
www.iamcalgary.ca I Am Calgary Valley Ridge Community Association Outdoor Rink
Valley Ridge Community Association

More recommendations, suggestions and edits to this list are welcome. Please leave your feedback in the REPLY section below. We would love to hear from you.

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