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Victoria Oval Closed

The Victoria Park Oval is curently closed. Please visit the facility notifications page for current ice conditions and updates.

The Victoria Park Oval is one of the most scenic outdoor speed skating tracks in Canada.

The Oval is well protected from inclement weather by its location in the River Valley and the surrounding trees, and is home to the Edmonton Speed Skating Association (ESSA).

The ESSA shares the use of the rink with the City to allow public skating outside of association hours.

Hours and Access

Ice surface open 10am-10pm except during ice closures.

The IceWay is not accessible from Victoria Oval during ice closure times.

Ice Closure Schedule

  Maintenance Edmonton Speed Skating Booking
No Public Skating
Monday 8–10am 6–7pm
Tuesday 5–6pm 6–9pm
Wednesday 5–6pm 6–7pm
Thursday 5–6pm 6–9pm
Saturday 8–10am  

Key Milestones

1947: The City Parks & Recreation Department indicates they would provide a track with the proviso that all community clubs would amalgamate into one association.

1949: An 8 lap to the mile (200 meter) track was prepared in Diamond Park in Rossdale in 1948 and the ESSA was formed in 1949.

1959: The Canadian Olympic Trials were held on this track.

1969: The oval was moved to Clarke Stadium (Commonwealth Stadium) to accommodate a 400m track, then moved to Coronation Park in 1969.

1975: Small skating rink in Victoria Park enlarged to a 333 m speed skating oval.

1985: Oval is enlarged to 400 m Olympic size track.

1990: "The Vision of the Future of Speed skating in Edmonton" is written.

Hours

Daily Park Hours 5am-10pm
Victoria Park Pavillion Daily Hours 9am-10pm
Victoria Park Oval* Closed
Victoria Park IceWay Closed

*See Victoria Park Oval for ice closures.

For More Information

311 Contact Centre

Online Contact 311 Online
Telephone

In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

TTY 780-944-5555
Email 311@edmonton.ca

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