This new skating rink is a pilot project that might very well become permanent!
Get your blades ready — ice skaters in Calgary now have a brand new surface to slide and glide across at North Glenmore Park. The 208-acre waterfront park on the north side of the Glenmore Reservoir has just received a fresh 730-metre ice trail winding through a section of its perimeter along with an attached skating rink located in the centre.
The North Glenmore Ice Trail is a pilot project giving Calgarians a free, family-friendly way to enjoy some winter fun in the sun. Access to the outdoor trail and rink is available on a first-come, first-served basis between 11 am and 10 pm daily. Everyone is strongly encouraged to use a helmet, and visitors are urged to abide by the COVID-19 protocol in place to ensure the park’s new skating features can be enjoyed safely.
COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures:
- There is a limit of 82 skaters on the ice trail at a time. When at capacity, skaters must wait in line. Skating times may be limited.
- Face masks and coverings are recommended in seating areas, around fire pits, and in high-traffic areas.
- Visitors should maintain 2 metres from anyone outside of their household and wear a face covering if unable to keep a distance.
- And more — full list available here.
If you need to rent a pair of ice skates, there is a skate hut located on the premises, but keep in mind that it’s only open on the weekends from 12 pm to 6 pm. Skate rentals are $12 for those 13 years and older, and $8 for those who are younger. Helmets are also available for rental at the skate huts for $5.
The City’s website cautions visitors from skating on storm ponds or on the Glenmore Reservoir since the ice in these areas is unstable and dangerous. Furthermore, hockey sticks, nets, toboggans, and sleds are not allowed on the ice.
If the City of Calgary finds that all goes well during this pilot phase, the North Glenmore Ice Trail may be here to stay.
Address: 7305 Crowchild Tr. S.W.
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