Sweet Rinks in the Rockies

…with snow removal!

Skating outside on a clear day in the Rockies is a great way to get some exercise and breathe in some cool, crisp mountain air, surrounded by the beauty of snow-covered mountains.

The costco pharmacy prices levitra 52 Winter 2012/2013 issue of Highline Magazine describes local natural rinks.  However, should conditions not be right for natural rinks to form or if the snow comes heavy and early, there are some outdoor skating options that are cleared of snow and maintained throughout the winter.

Go ahead, grab a thermos of tea or hot chocolate and head out for a skate.

Where To Go:

Photo from Banff Lake Louise Tourism/Paul Zizka.


-The Fairmont Banff Springs clears a rink near the Waldhaus Restaurant (lit in evenings).
-The Town of Banff operates a rink on the grounds of the Banff High School that is open daily until 10pm.


-The Town of Canmore maintains outdoor rinks in Cougar Creek, Peaks of Grassi and on Rundle Crescent.
-The Pond downtown is also maintained in the winter.


-The Village of Kananaskis has an outdoor rink that can be a nice quiet place for skating. It is maintained throughout the winter and Kananaskis Outfitters rents and sharpens skates.

Where do you like to skate outdoors in the Rockies once the heavy snow has fallen and covered many of the natural rinks?

Sara Eve Alarie

The natural world and working with young children fill Sara with wonderment and awe. She has been fortunate to teach Grade 1 in Canmore since 2005.

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