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Outdoor Rink

**All rinks are currently closed due to unsafe ice conditions**

Throughout the winter months, Parks Operations maintains several large outdoor rinks across Grande Prairie.  The rinks are opened to the public once temperatures are low enough to sustain the ice surface.

Rink Use

Only certain rinks allow hockey; the rest are for skating only.  Rink lights are on until 10pm. Rinks are not for public use after this time.

Click here to view a map of outdoor hockey rink locations 

 Parks Operations conducts rink maintenance according to a preset schedule, which can be found here. (PDF, 274 KB) 

Parks-Operated Outdoor Rinks


Location Open To Public Lights Hockey Allowed
 Alexander Forbes  7240 Poplar Drive CLOSED
Yes Yes
 Crystal Park  9351 - 116 Ave. CLOSED
Yes Yes
 Harry Balfour  10815 - 104 St. CLOSED Yes No
 Hillside  9410 - 106 Ave. CLOSED Yes Yes
 St. Patrick  7810 Poplar Drive CLOSED No No
 I.V. Macklin  8876 - 108 Ave. CLOSED No No
 J.C Mackie Park 108 Ave. & 111 St.  CLOSED Yes  No 
 Kateri Mission  7906 Mission Heights Dr. CLOSED Yes No
 Montrose Jr. High  6431 - 98 St. CLOSED Yes Yes
 Swanavon  8908 - 100 St. CLOSED Yes Yes
 Parkside School 9617-91A Ave.  CLOSED    No

Neighbourhood Rink Program

Download the Neighbourhood Rink Program Form

The Neighbourhood Rink Program allows local homeowners an opportunity to erect and maintain a small skating rink in a park location near their home. These rinks are maintained by volunteers and used throughout the winter for local skating. Applications for this program are accepted until December 15. 

How to Report Lighting or Infrastructure Concerns

For help with rink lighting or infrastructure concerns, please contact Facility Maintenance.

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Last updated: 3/14/2017 9:21:23 AM