Ice Skating

Tie up those laces, and try to decide which patch of ice to skate first! Please understand that many of these rinks are outdoors and entirely dependant on the weather!

Outdoor rinks are not yet ready. Please check back for updates regarding the status of safely skating on outdoor It is important to understand that ice on area water bodies currently is quite thin. Thin ice is dangerous both to people and pets.  Please talk to your children about avoiding all water bodies this time of year. Staff with Public Works monitors the ice thickness and once it is at least 10 inches thick, clearing and flooding work is done so it can be safely used.


  • Memorial Arena | 1432 - 2nd Street N - Please note that this arena is close until further notice
    A 1 sheet indoor ice skating rink that is open year-round. Parent and Tot skating available. Please call (250) 489-0257 for public skating hours. 
  • Kinsmen Arena | 1432 - 2nd Street N - Please note that this arena is close until further notice
    A 1 sheet indoor ice skating rink that is open year-round.  Skate rentals are available here!
  • Western Financial Place | 1777 2 St N
    Age restrictions are in place. Give them a call at (250) 489-0220 for public skating hours.



Outdoor rinks operate seasonally and depend on conditions being right. The information below may or may not be accurate. 

  • Baker Park | 122 14th Ave S
    Only 4 blocks from downtown, Baker Park is home to two outdoor ice-rinks, one for public ice-skating and the other rink for hockey. These rinks are illuminated in the evenings until 10:00 pm.
  • Pop Price Park | Briar Ave NW
    The newest public skating rink located by Bridge Interiors and will be illuminated in the evenings until 10:00 pm.
  • Fort Steele
    Skating in an outdoor paradise, Fisher Peak and the surrounding landscape are all around you. Accessible daily until 4:00 pm.
  • Wasa | Wasa School Road
    The Pete Vereshagen Memorial Rink is worth the drive out of town. The facility includes proper rink boards, overhead lights for night skating, and an adjacent structure for changing into and out of skates, complete with a fire pit.
  • Idlewild Park | 34th ave & 9th St S
    Enjoy skating on the maintained reservoir while in close proximity to sledding, a playground and tons of outdoor space.


  • Jim Smith Lake
    In winter, this provincial park is transformed into a snowy playground for tobogganing and ice skating. Enter through the main park gates
  • Elizabeth Lake
    Located at the Western entrance to the city along Highway 3/95. A 15-acre preserve with nice trails and incredible views. Oftentimes a skating rink is cleared on lake ice for the public to enjoy.
  • Wasa Lake
    A local favorite for its summer beaches, the winter hosts a new appeal with a 3km maintained skating loop around the lake!