Bear Street Rink

Bear Street Rink with skaters

The Bear Street Rink is located in the 200 block of Bear Street, one block west of Banff Avenue. The Town of Banff provides this skating rink for residents and visitors to enjoy. Skating provides mental and physical benefits, if done safely.

Due to provincial COVID restrictions, the capacity of the ice rink is limited to 20 skaters. Use is managed by free registration (below).

The Bear Street Rink closes on March 7, 2021, unless warm weather forces earlier closure due to conditions.

Hours of Operation

The rink is open daily to the public 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (with registration).

The rink may be closed after and during snowfall to allow ice maintenance crews to clear snow in Banff, or if ice conditions become unsafe, or if skating would cause serious damage to the rink.

COVID and Safety Requirements:

  • Capacity is limited to 2people at one time, according to provincial health directions
  • Everyone must stay 2 metres away from anyone not from their household at all times
  • Social gatherings are not allowed
  • Hockey sticks, shinny, tag and games are not permitted
  • Masks must be worn arriving/departing and when changing into/out of skates
    People are encouraged to wear masks while skating
  • Open alcohol is not permitted in any public areas

Violation  of any of these requirements may subject the participant and their party to removal and possible further action.

Release of Liability Waiver

By registering to participate, I hereby accept all of the inherent risks associated with such participation including the possibility of personal injury, death and property damage, infectious disease contracted through viruses, bacteria, parasites and fungi which may be transmitted through direct contact; negligence of other persons and NEGLIGENCE ON THE PART OF THE RELEASEES, or other loss.  I HEREBY waive any and all claims I may have against, and release from all liability and agree not to sue The Town of Banff, their employees, agents or representatives for any personal injury, death, property damage or loss sustained by me, my child or party I register as a result of such participation, including, without limitation, negligence on the part of the Town of Banff, its agents and employees.  By registering, I CONFIRM that I have read and understand this Release and agree that this Release shall be binding upon my heirs, next of kin, executors, administrators and personal representatives.

Registration is Required 

You must reserve your time slot on the online registration tool.

Skate Rentals

There are two locations on Bear Street to rent skates. Information on skate rentals is available at Banff.ca/active