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Outdoor rinks

The Parks department maintains a total of six boarded rinks, four snow bank rinks and three natural ice surfaces. Outdoor rinks are flooded once the temperature drops to, and maintains a constant -10 degrees Celsius for a minimum of one week. Outdoor rinks are available for all residents to use and enjoy on a first come, first served basis. The City of Airdrie does not book outdoor rinks or ice surfaces.

The storm ponds found within many Airdrie communities are not maintained by the City and are not recommended for recreational use. 

Remember to always skate with a partner, wear appropriate warm clothing and safety gear including a helmet.

Outdoor rink locations

Snowbank rinks

These rinks are designed for passive skating. Sticks, balls and pucks are discouraged on snowbank rinks.

  • Fletcher Regional Park
  • Town and Country Centre
  • Plainsmen Arena/Jensen Park
  • Windsong (Green space near Windstone Ave)

Boarded rinks

  • Bayside Drive
  • Big Springs Crescent green space
  • Chinook Winds Regional Park
  • East Lake Regional Park
  • Kings Heights Drive
  • Monklands Regional Park

Interactive rink location Map



Ice Measurements

During winter months, natural surfaces will be plowed only when they measure between 10 to 12 inches. Current measurements will be listed when available.

November 30, 2022

  • Nose Creek Pond: 5.25"
  • Summerhill: 8.25"
  • Waterstone: 8"

Please view the Canadian RED CROSS website for related ice and safety information.

Helmet use

Helmets are a condition of use for City maintained outdoor rinks including the snowbank rinks, boarded rinks and three natural ice surfaces. This initiative is to make this fun outdoor activity safer by ensuring all participants protect their heads with helmets.