Thursday, December 30, 2010

Skating at Prince’s Island

Beginning Friday, Dec. 31, Calgarians can enjoy skating on the lagoon at Prince’s Island.

The lagoon is for pleasure skating only. No hockey sticks, pucks, sleds or strollers are allowed on the ice. Please don’t forget your helmets! Daily skating hours are from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The outdoor skating pond at Prince’s Island is a pilot project this winter for The City of Calgary Parks. Previously, attempts to create an outdoor skating rink had been thwarted by ice jams. However, this year, The City is using an artificial dam to help solve that problem.

Outdoor skating is also offered daily at Olympic Plaza, Bowness Park (48 Street N.W.) and Prairie Winds Park (Castleridge Blvd N.E.). Please note the skating pond at Big Marlborough Park will be closed this winter due to storm water infrastructure construction.

All outdoor skating is weather dependent. To get current details on outdoor skating, please call 3-1-1 or visit

The City of Calgary Recreation also offers public skating at a variety of indoor arenas. For times and locations of indoor public skating, please call 3-1-1 or visit

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