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Outdoor Rinks & Toboggan Hills

Announcement: As part of the 2022 capital budget, Okotoks Town Council approved the construction of an outdoor boarded rink. A report will be brought back to Council on March 28 to provide an update on the status of this initiative.  

Click the button below for the 2022 outdoor rink and toboggan hill map.

Rink/Hill Map

An outdoor skating area utilization review has been completed, and the following skating areas are planned to be created as weather and resources permit for the 2021/2022 season. Once opened for the season, rinks typically receive maintenance the second day after snowfall has ceased, Monday through Friday.

PhotoLocationStatus
Skating Trail - Lion’s Campground in Sheep River Park, 99 Woodhaven Drive

CLOSED

Kinsmen Rink, Okotoks Recreation Centre, 99 Okotoks Drive

CLOSED

Ardiel Park, 20 Ardiel Drive

CLOSED

Suntree Park, 24 Suntree Lane

CLOSED

Drake Landing, 26 Drake Landing GardensCLOSED
Westridge Close Park, 118 Westridge CloseCLOSED
Hughes Park, 197 Woodgate Rd

CLOSED

Cimarron Park, 175 Cimarron Drive 

CLOSED

Hunters Place, 100 Hunters PlaceCLOSED
Henderson Park, 191 Cimarron Vista WayCLOSED
196 Sheep River CoveCLOSED
D'Arcy Ranch, 161 Sandstone Drive

CLOSED

Cedar Grove Park, 103 Lock CresCLOSED

To help keep the rinks in good shape, please stay off of "closed" rinks altogether and "open" rinks when they are soft such as immediately after a flood or on warm afternoons when temperatures are above zero. 

Rinks are snow cleared and flooded as resources permit on normal business days. Please stay off the ice while it is being flooded or cleared of snow. Please be courteous to other skaters and adjacent property owners. Recreational skaters have the right of way over hockey play. CSA-approved helmets must be worn when hockey sticks are in hand. The rinks are unsupervised and helmets are strongly recommended.

Once it snows, they're good to go!  Please only toboggan at the locations listed below.

Tobogganing hills are inspected for hazards, but are not groomed. Unattended jumps will be removed. Helmet use while sledding is also strongly recommended. These amenities are free for public use and a great way to get the whole family active during winter.

Location
Cimarron Park, 101 Cimarron Drive
Cedar Grove Park, 103 Lock Crescent
Drake Landing Drive Soccer Park, 45 Drake Landing Drive
Henderson Park, 191 Cimarron Vista Way
Kinsmen Park, 111 Oak Avenue (mowed bowl area only)

Wathen Park, 17 Westfall Green

(ON HOLD) How to Get an Outdoor Rink in Your Community

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Parks currently maintains outdoor rinks at various locations around Okotoks. Locations may change from year to year and there may be an opportunity to bring a temporary outdoor rink to your community.

Safety Tips

Fire Services and Municipal Enforcement would like to remind residents that there is a real danger of falling through the ice on storm retention ponds and the Sheep River due to changing water levels. Water quality and changing weather conditions, ice quality and thickness can be significantly reduced. Storm pond water/ice contact is prohibited. It is dangerous to walk, play or skate on any open bodies of water.