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Community Skating Rink

Community members have free use of the WCL community rink and over 100 other community rinks throughout the City.

The Westmount boarded rink and the adjacent pleasure rink are both open for the season!

Presently, there aren't any COVID-19 restrictions for outdoor recreation, including ice skating; however, the rink shack will be closed again this year. As an indoor space, the rink shack requires active monitoring for the Restriction Exemption Program or alternatively for capacity restrictions, which the Community League does not have the capacity to do. Instead, the Community League purchased and set up straw bales around the pleasure rink in order to provide skaters with an area to put on their skates and rest. This also means that the washrooms in the rink shack will be closed to public use, so plan your excursions accordingly.

The rinks may be closed intermittently for maintenance. In the event that snow has accumulated on the rink and/or if Westmount’s ice rink technicians are of the view that additional ice maintenance is required, the pleasure rink will close at 7:30pm. This will allow for adequate ice maintenance and will also permit compliance with City of Edmonton noise restriction bylaws. The hockey rink will remain open until 9pm as scheduled with ice maintenance to follow. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Priority is given to skaters using the rink for the scheduled activity (see schedule in Gallery below).

YOUTH SHINNY:
Focus is on welcoming players of all ages and abilities to participate.
LITTLE SKATERS:
Fun, volunteer-led activities, encouraging young children to learn skating basics.
SHINNY HOCKEY:
All ages are welcome. This time has typically been used by older players.
WOMEN'S SHINNY:
Dedicated time for self-organized group of women to play.
FREE SKATE:
No sticks allowed on the boarded rink at this time.
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Purchase your Community League membership and arrange to pick up your skate tags. This year, the Community League will visit the rink with our mobile payment machine to get more uptake in memberships and help cover the cost of building and maintaining our community ice rinks.

Rink schedule and rules are posted in the Gallery below.

Happy skating!

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