The crisp winter air brings a glow to your face as you glide across a frozen lake. Your skates provide a sense of freedom like no other as you fly across the ice at exhilarating speeds. And you can skate just about anywhere in the province.
Alberta’s climate is perfect for creating the ultimate outdoor skating experience. Show up at an open-air rink with a hockey stick for an impromptu game of shinny. Attempt a Camel Spin on a freshly cleared pond. Savour a Canadian Rocky Mountain skate with dramatic views in Canmore, Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper.
Skate the ice at Olympic Plaza in downtown Calgary and picture the crowds when the medals were handed out at the 1988 Winter Olympics. Take a spin on any of the outdoor rinks in Edmonton. Hawrelak Park, along the river valley, is a local favourite.