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Ice Skating
SkatingThere are several places to ice skate in Banff, from our stunning
recreation centre, The Fenlands, to manmade and natural outdoor rinks, all with uniquely spectacular vistas.

  • The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre offers indoor and outdoor ice in the winter for both public skating and shinny. The public skating schedule for the 2013/2014 season is now online, or call 403.762.1235 for recorded information on times and cost. Skate rentals are available. 
  • The Waldhaus Rink, located behind the Banff Springs Hotel.
  • Snow Days Ice Rink on Banff Avenue at the Banff High School field. 
  • Lake Louise behind the Chateau Lake Louise.
  • When conditions permit, an oval is cleared for skating on the Bow River. Note that this is not a maintained rink, and that river flow may impact the ice's thickness from day to day. 
  • Other natural outdoor ice surfaces include Forty-Mile Creek to Vermilion Lakes, Johnson Lake, Two Jack Lake and Lake Minnewanka.

Natural ice skating areas are not maintained or patrolled. Skate at your own risk. Visit the Parks Canada website for info on skating on ponds, lakes and rivers.

Ice skate rentals are available in town.