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Outdoor Skating Rinks

City of Calgary Outdoor Skating Rinks

Photo Credit: Rick McCharles

Outdoor skating is a highlight of winter for many Calgarians. In addition to Community Outdoor Skating Rinks all over the city, there are six outdoor skating areas that are maintained by the City of Calgary and are free to use. These rinks are weather-dependent, typically open mid-December through February, with the exception of the Olympic […]

Cave and Basin Skating Rink Open Until April 30

Cave and Basin Skating Rink

Banff’s Cave and Basin is one of Parks Canada’s most historic sites. The Cave and Basin is starting a new tradition for mountain visitors — on the deck of where the old thermal pool once was a skating rink will be set up from February 14 until the end of April. Come out and skate […]

Now Open! Outdoor Skating At Olympic Plaza

Skating At Olympic Plaza In Calgary

The Olympic Plaza is an urban park and gathering place in downtown Calgary. It was originally built as the site for the 1988 Winter Olympics medal presentations and as a focal point for a wide range of cultural and social activities designed to enhance the Olympic experience. It is now a wonderful outdoor skating venue […]

Skating At Bowness Lagoon

Photo Credit: Rick McCharles

Go skating on the Bow River! Bowness Park is located along the Bow River between Stoney Trail and 85th Street N.W. The shallow lagoon runs along the park’s southern edge and is a popular place to go skating in the winter. The lagoon is open for skating from mid-December to mid-March (weather permitting). Skate rentals […]

Community Outdoor Skating Rinks


Calgary is an ideal place for outdoor skating in the winter especially when a Chinook rolls in and the temperature warms up. […]