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

Victoria Oval Opening

Victoria Park Oval is now open. Due to bridge work, please access from the east side of the Groat Road Bridge on River Valley Road between December 8 to 11.

The Oval is well protected from inclement weather by its location in the River Valley and the surrounding trees. It is also home to the Edmonton Speed Skating Association (ESSA). The ESSA shares the use of the rink with the City.

Hours and Access

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

Please use caution when accessing the IceWay from Victoria Oval during ice closure times.

Ice Closure Schedule: Please note there is no public skating during this time 

  Maintenance Edmonton Speed Skating Booking
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 provision that all community clubs would amalgamate into one association.

1949: An 8 lap to the mile (200 metre) 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 a 400 m Olympic size track.

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


Park Hours 5am-11pm
Victoria Park Pavillion  9am-10pm
Victoria Park Oval* 10am-10pm
(Winter Season)
Victoria Park IceWay* 10am-10pm
(Winter Season)

*See facility notifications for ice closures.

For More Information

311 Contact Centre

Online Contact 311 Online

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

TTY 780-944-5555

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