The Parks department maintains a total of six boarded rinks, four snow bank rinks and three natural ice surfaces. The Parks department floods outdoor rinks once the temperature drops to and maintains a constant -10 degrees Celsius for a minimum of one week.
The outdoor rinks on the list are available for all residents to use and enjoy and are available on a first come first served basis. The Parks department does not book out the rinks or ice surfaces. Remember to always skate with a partner, wear appropriate warm clothing and safety gear.
During winter months, natural surfaces will be plowed only when they measure between 10 to 12 inches.
NOTE: Due to the warming temperatures, the Parks department will no longer provide measurements on natural ice surfaces. In addition, the boarded ice rinks will not be maintained for the remainder of the season.
Natural ice surface measurements as of March 2, 2021.
Nose Creek Pond: N/A
Please view the Canadian Red Cross website for related ice and safety information.
Snow bank rinks:
- Fletcher Regional Park
- Town and Country Centre
- Plainsmen Arena/Jensen Park
- Windsong (Green space between Windstone Av & Windstone LI)
- Bayside Dr.
- Big Springs Cr SE green space
- Chinook Winds Regional Park
- East Lake Regional Park
- Kings Heights Dr.
- Monklands Regional Park
Please view the Map of outdoor rinks and ice surfaces to find an ice surface near you!
In late 2020, City of Airdrie Council made helmets a condition of use to use City maintained outdoor rinks including the snowbank rinks, boarded rinks and three natural ice surfaces. The initiative is to make this fun outdoor activity safer by ensuring all participants protect their heads with helmets.