Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks in South Calgary
One acre of outdoor skating makes Carburn Park
a must-try outdoor skating experience. Carburn Park is easily accessible through the community of Riverbend and home to 135 acres of deciduous forest and wildlife. Washroom facilities are open year-round and there are plenty of park benches to relax and enjoy a hot chocolate after your day on the rink.
Glenmore Ice Trail
The Glenmore Ice Trail launched in North Glenmore Park
in winter 2020. Now, you can skate over 730 metres of connected track with an attached skating rink in the centre. Tie your skates on the benches provided and enjoy a snack at the picnic sites. Portable washrooms are also available on site.
Thompson Family Park
Thompson Family Park
is a new inner-city green space in the Beltline neighbourhood with its very own ice rink. Home to playgrounds and the Calgary Lawn Bowling Club
in the summer, the park transforms with an outdoor skating rink each winter. Take a photo op with ‘The Readiness is All’ public artwork
along the back wall of the park. Walking distance to restaurants and shops along 17th Ave
, the Thompson Family Park is a fun destination for a beautiful winter day in the city.
Location: 1236 16 Ave. S.W.
Outdoor Skating Rinks in Downtown Calgary
Built for the 1988 Olympic Winter Games, Olympic Plaza
is home to an outdoor rink right in the heart of downtown Calgary. It’s also the only refrigerated outdoor ice surface in the city. The Skate Hut
offers onsite skate, helmet, and skating aid rentals, along with skate sharpening. Remember to bring cash for Skate Hut services. Skating starts in mid-November until mid-March and is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Prince's Island Park
After being closed for construction for several years, the Prince’s Island lagoon is open again for public skating! This natural skating rink gives downtown residents and visitors an amazing place to skate in one of Calgary's most iconic parks, right on the Bow River. Skating starts in mid-November until mid-March and is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.