The Victoria Park Oval is one of the most scenic outdoor speed skating tracks in Canada.
The ESSA shares the use of the rink with the City to allow public skating outside of association hours.
Victoria Pavilion Winter Warming Chalet open 9am-10pm
Ice surface open 10am-10pm **Except during Ice Closures**
Access during ice closures will be at the East end of the Parking Lot. There is no access to the Oval during closures
**Victoria ice surface is closed during scheduled maintenance on:
- Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 5-6pm
- Mondays & Saturdays from 8-10am
No public skating (reserved by the Edmonton Speed Skating Association):
- Mondays & Wednesdays from 6-7pm
- Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6-9pm
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.