Outdoor Rink

Schedule

Rink hours: 9am-10pm daily

Rink will close for maintenance or if the temperatures drop below -23C with the windchill, or above 0C

Max 10 if sticks/pucks in use, max 44 if no sticks on ice

Rink users are responsible for following all current AHS guidelines.

Rink Rental Rates:

CHCL Members $50/hr.

Non-members $100/hr.


All rink rentals require third party liability insurance in the amount of $2,000,000.00, naming Cameron Heights Community League as an additional insured. Our address is: PO Box 78118, RPO Callingwood NW, T5T6A1


Hockey teams need a copy of their insurance obtained from their club registrar.

To book: https://forms.gle/sq4cGDRiT8AYmwYz5 complete this form

or e-mail cameronheightscl@gmail.com

Skate Tags

You are expected to have a skate tag to use the rink (part of our insurance requirement). Skate tags are available to league members and can be obtained from the membership director (chcl.membershipdirector@gmail.com).

Skating Rink Rules


  1. Use the rink at your own risk - Cameron Heights Community League assumes no responsibility for the actions of other individuals


  1. Helmets are mandatory for anyone under 18, and are highly recommended for everyone - Helmets must be worn by all during stick/puck hours


  1. No inappropriate language or behaviour


  1. Alcohol, cannabis, illegal drugs and other controlled substances are not permitted


  1. No pets allowed inside rink area


  1. Skating in a manner that interferes with another skater’s safety or enjoyment of the rink is strictly forbidden


  1. Use of sticks/pucks is permitted only during designated times


  1. Community League membership and skate tags are required to use the rink


  1. CHCL reserves the right to revoke privileges from any person who does not obey rules, shows unacceptable conduct or for any other just cause.


Contact us: cameronheightscl@gmail.com

We need your help!

How YOUR Community Rink Ice Is Made and Maintained.

Cameron Heights Community League is thrilled to have our community rink open this year! Volunteers from the community (NOT City of Edmonton staff) do all the work creating and maintaining rink ice and managing the facilities.

Maintaining the rink in the winter mostly involves ice maintenance, and ensuring the surrounding walkway areas around the rink are safe for public use. The quality of the ice is dependent on the frequency of weekly maintenance performed. All maintenance for the rink is provided by residents. Once the ice is established, maintenance to keep the rink in excellent skating condition requires 3 to 4 nights per week of scraping and flooding (3-4 hrs/session) or weekend mornings for those early risers. We would like to make a schedule where 1or 2 volunteers may sweep rink (power sweeper), and then another volunteer or two can come later and flood the surface, so we can break up the commitment time.

The Community League is well equipped with snow blower, power sweeper, power reel to retract hoses and other tools, so the task is not as strenuous as it may sound, but is made easier with more hands helping.


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Getting the ice ready at the beginning of the season, takes up to 30 hours. We need a team of volunteers to flood for 6 nights in a row (weather permitting) and involves prepping the surface (snow removal if needed) & as many thin layered floods per night as possible to eventually build the ice thickness up to 1.5 to 2 inches (4 to 6cm). This task is much easier with more people on shifts of 2 hours or so. That way the team can keep the flooding going all evening as one end of the rink freezes while you flood other areas. With enough volunteers, each individual may only have to come by 1 or 2 nights of that week. We hope to start flooding in late November or early December. No previous experience needed.

On a regular basis, after skating is done for the evening, the entire ice surface should be shoveled/power swept. Skates create snow and the snow needs to be thrown over the boards. Pushing it to the side of the boards just degrades the ice surface and creates more work. This task takes about 1 hour and is a perfect task for someone wanting some exercise (besides shovelling the driveway).

Several opportunities for volunteering exist. Snow removal after snow fall can be accomplished any time of day with use of a snow blower and power sweeper but is necessary before the rink can be re-opened. If your schedule permits, daytime rink maintenance is always possible also. The goal is to create a schedule of volunteers on an ongoing basis to make lighter work for all.

Teenagers are a good proportion of the users of the rink, so it is great when they come out to help maintain it.

If you are interested in volunteering (no experience is necessary) please contact our Facilities Director, Jason at chcl.facilities@gmail.com


Check out this article from the Edmonton Journal which gives kudos to our ice makers: Ice Makers Unsung Heroes