Lace up your skates and head to one of these Edmonton and area iceways
By Katrina Turchin | January 6, 2022
It’s safe to say winter has been especially chilly this year, which is all the more reason to head outside on warmer days. There are many outdoor rinks in the Edmonton area, including a handful of iceways. Grab your skates and get ready to glide.
The Victoria Park IceWay, located on the north side of the North Saskatchewan River in Victoria Park, is a two-kilometre skating loop illuminated by rainbow lights. The Victoria Park Oval is a large skating rink in the park with lots of room to show off your best tricks. The Victoria Park Pavilion is open for guests with washrooms, skate change rooms and a water bottle fill-up station.
The Rundle Park IceWay, located in northeast Edmonton, is a two-kilometre loop around the park. The iceway features a variety of pathways, so you can choose your own adventure. Enjoy one of the fire pits along the trail while you’re there.
Broadmoor Lake Park, located in Sherwood Park, features the Sin Bin Skate Track. The oval is great for families and has amenities nearby. The ArrKann Skating Pathway, Cowan Skating Pathway and the Ardrossan Athletic Park Track skating pathway are also open in the Sherwood Park area.
Take a short trip south of the city to Cooking Lake for a skate near the lake. The South Cooking Lake Skating Pathway is located at the South Cooking Lake Day Use Park and has a heated shelter for putting on skates. You’ll feel like you’re skating in the forest, and you may even see a wild animal or two on your commute.
Spruce Grove has two iceways: the Central Park Skating Oval and the Jubilee Park Skating Trail. Skate under the lit trees at Central Park and warm up at the community fire pit area. Jubilee Park has fire pits along the skating path and many benches if you’re in need of a break.
Make sure to check ice conditions and rink hours before you go, and dress accordingly.