Volunteers make and clear our ice

Ritchie’s rules to skate by:

  • Flooding Ritchie’s outdoor ice begins when conditions are right: -10 C or colder at night; -5 C or colder during the day for several days. It takes several days to build up ice that will last the season.

  • The rink is open 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. weather permitting.

  • CLOSED when temperatures drop below -20 C (dangerous for skaters) or rise above 0 C (damaging for the ice).

  • CLOSED when snow is accumulating and until it can be cleared.

  • Open to all community league members, from Ritchie and elsewhere.

  • Skate tags recommended (available from Ritchie Foods).

  • In general, the boarded rink is for shinny hockey or other games of speed with equipment.

  • Leisure skating outside the boards.

  • Use at your own risk. Helmets recommended. Dress appropriate for the weather.

  • No alcohol. No smoking of any kind.

  • Not available for rent or exclusive use.

Questions? Want to help with the rink?
Contact Len: lwampler@ualberta.ca or 780-439-4416