Outdoor Skating & Ice Conditions

Now Open

The City is excited to announce: 

  • The NEW freezeway at Lions Park is now open. Please follow all rules onsite as you enjoy this new amenity. 
  • Lacombe Lake is now open for skating! Before using the lake, please review the guidelines and safety information on this page when using City ice surfaces. Be aware that the surface is a little bumpy, so please use caution. 

No hockey, ringette, shinny

To comply with the provincial public health measures announced on December 8, 2020, games of hockey, ringette or shinny or any other activity that brings users within close contact (under two metres) on outdoor boarded rinks or social ice surfaces are not permitted. Community Peace Officers have been empowered to stop these games and activities should they take place. If the games continue, the users will be asked to leave. If they refuse to leave, the users will be fined.

The City made the decision to keep outdoor boarded rinks and social ice surfaces open as a service to residents for their enjoyment and to provide an additional opportunity for outdoor recreation. If participants respect the rules, other users and staff, the outdoor boarded rinks and social ice surfaces will remain open. If compliance with the rules is poor, the outdoor boarded rinks and social ice surfaces may be closed.

Each outdoor rink has a posted capacity limit dependant on the size of the ice surface.  Please follow all capacity signage when making use of these facilities.

We encourage each participant to limit their ice time to 60 minutes to give others a chance to use the rink or ice surface.

There are no change or warming shacks at any outdoor skating venues; skaters should come dressed for the weather and ready to lace up.

About Outdoor Rinks

Before you visit an outdoor facility, please know:

  • The boarded rinks and social ice surfaces have maximum capacities of total people allowed to skate at each location dependant on the size of the ice surface. Please follow all posted capacity limits while enjoying the ice surfaces this winter.
  • All ice surfaces will be unsupervised (like playgrounds). Signage will be on-site about how to play safe. Ice surfaces will be maintained at the current, rotational service levels.
  • No hockey, ringette or shinny
  • Sticks and pucks are allowed for skills practice.
  • Ensure you are at least two metres physical distance from others. If it’s too crowded to keep two metres distance, please come back at another time.
  • Information below has washroom information available for rink locations.
  • There is no ice fishing allowed on Lacombe Lake.

The City of St. Albert is proud to offer residents a variety of outdoor boarded rinks and social ice surfaces throughout the city. They’re wonderful locations nestled in our parks and are perfect for any type of skater. Practice your figure skating or teach your little ones the joy of skating!

Find dog-friendly locations

Spontaneous Use Hours

Outdoor rinks winter/summer (mixed-use) and social ice surfaces are available for use from 5 a.m. - 11 p.m. as identified in the Parks Bylaw.

Building Hours

Alpine, Flagstone, Gatewood, Larose & Willoughby - *temporarily closed*.

Outdoor Rink Locations

There are portable toilets available at Kingswood Park and Lacombe Lake. Lions Park washrooms open 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily.

Rink lights on 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

The new freezeway at Lions Park is now open. Please follow all rules onsite as you enjoy this new amenity.

Lions Park Freezeway Jan 2021   Lions Park Freezeway Jan 2021

Neighbourhood Location Amenities Capacities - people
Akinsdale Alpine Park
36 Alpine Blvd
Boarded Ice Surface - Open
Social Surface - Open
Change Building - Closed
Portable Toilets - Available
Boarded Ice Surface - 37
Social Surface - 17
Braeside Braeside Park
59 Sir Winston Churchill Ave
Boarded Ice Surface - Open Boarded Ice Surface - 37
Deer Ridge Deer Ridge Park
120 Deer Ridge Dr
Boarded Ice Surface - Open Boarded Ice Surface - 37
Deerbourne Park
5 Deerbourne Dr
Social Surface - Open Social Surface - 26
Downtown Lions Park
21 Sir Winston Churchill Ave
Social Surface - Open
Freezeway - Open
Washrooms - Open 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily
Social Surface - 11
Freezeway - 31
Erin Ridge Erin Ridge Park
40 Erin Ridge Dr
Social Surface - Open Social Surface - 27
Forest Lawn Flagstone Park
51 Flagstone Cr
Boarded Ice Surface - Open
Social Surface - Open
Change Building - Closed
Portable Toilets - Available
Boarded Ice Surface - 37
Social Surface - 38
Grandin Gatewood Park
17 Gatewood Ave
Boarded Ice Surface - Open
Social Surface - Open
Change Building - Closed
Portable Toilets - Available
Boarded Ice Surface - 37
Social Surface - 31
Grosvenor Park
44 Grosvenor Blvd
Boarded Ice Surface - Open
Social Surface - Open
Boarded Ice Surface - 37
Social Surface - 34
Heritage Lakes Hodgson Park
50 Heritage Dr
Boarded Ice Surface - Open Boarded Ice Surface - 37
Kingswood Kingswood Park
395 Sturgeon Rd
Social Surface - Open
Change Building - Closed
Portable Toilets - Available
Social Surface - 50
Lacombe Park Larose Park
149 Larose Dr
Boarded Ice Surface - Open
Social Surface - Open
Change Building - Closed
Portable Toilets - Available
Boarded Ice Surface - 37
Social Surface - 49
Lacombe Lake Park
151 McKenney Ave
Hockey Surface - Open
Social Surface - Open
Change Building - Closed
Portable Toilets - Available
350
Mission St. Albert Catholic High School
33 Malmo Ave
Boarded Ice Surface - Open Boarded Ice Surface - 37
North Ridge Natalia Park
North Ridge Dr & Natalia Way
Boarded Ice Surface - Open Boarded Ice Surface - 37
Napoleon Park
Napoleon Cr
Social Surface - Open Social Surface - 19
Oakmont Oakmont Park
96 Oak Vista Dr
Boarded Ice Surface - Open
Social Surface - Open
Boarded Ice Surface - 37
Social Surface - 36
Pineview Princeton Park
28 Princeton Cr
Social Surface - Open Social Surface - 21
Sturgeon Heights Salisbury Park
81 Salisbury Ave
Boarded Ice Surface - Open
Social Surface - Open
Boarded Ice Surface - 37
Social Surface - 26
Woodlands Willoughby Park
6 Willoughby Dr
Boarded Ice Surface - Open
Social Surface - Open
Change Building - Closed
Portable Toilets - Available
Boarded Ice Surface - 37
Social Surface - 6

Ice Safety

Residents are cautioned to stay off stormwater management facilities, rivers, lakes, and ponds throughout the city as they are not safe for walking or skating on; especially during milder temperatures. Learn more about ice safety


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Last edited: January 15, 2021