Best Places to Skate Outdoors

Best Places to Skate Outdoors on Where Rockies

Skating Lake Louise by Jake Dyson

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Looking to skate in the mountains? It's one of the best ways to get outside and play during the winter months! Enjoy quality time with family and friends on one of the many outdoor skating rinks throughout the Canadian Rockies. These ice rinks and ponds are maintained by the local townsites, so all you have to do is show up and have fun. Lace up for some daytime fun or add some romance with a skate under the stars!

Oh, and the best part - they're totally FREE!

In Banff, we recommend:

  1. Fairmont Banff Springs by the Waldhouse Restaurant.
  2. Banff High School Field
  3. By the Fendlands Recreation Centre
  4. On the Bow River at the end of Wolf Street

In Canmore, try:

  1. On the Pond at 7th Ave and Mallard Alley
  2. Outdoor rink at Elk Run and Canyon Road
  3. 17th Street Rink by the daycare
  4. Rundle Crescent
  5. Peaks of Grassi
  6. Nordic Centre

Visiting Kananaskis?

  1. Village Centre Pond

In Beautiful Lake Louise:

  1. On the lake at Fairmont Lake Louise (pictured)


All of these rinks offer outdoor fun, physical activity and quality time with family and friends. Try a game of shinny or glide across the ice. Which rinks have you tried? Where is your favourite place to skate in the mountains?

Kate Barker