Lake Activities

  1. Winter Activities
  2. Summer Lake Activities

There are several public outdoor skating rinks in Chestermere, visit the skating rinks page for location details.

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Skating

If conditions allow, the Parks staff clear a skating rink and skating path close to Anniversary Park for the public to use. Please be aware that while the Parks Team can provide you with the most current ice thickness (see below) you skate on the lake at your own risk.Girls on Outdoor Rink Picture (with waiver).jpg

Rink Rules:

  • Before skating on the Lake make sure to check the ice depths to ensure if is safe for use. You can find ice depth information updated weekly on this page.
  • All City rinks are unsupervised areas. The City of Chestermere is not responsible for loss of injury to rink users or damaged property.
  • Rink users assume the risk of any injury that may occur using the rink.
  • It is recommended that children under the age of 12 be accompanied by an adult.
  • Wearing a helmet is strongly encouraged and protective padding is highly recommended.
  • No smoking or alcohol.
  • You must leave the ice during scheduled maintenance.

Note:  The Parks team will be maintaining the rink ice surface, sitting areas and pathways to the rinks on weekdays only. To report any maintenance issues please call the City Parks Team at (403) 207-2807.


Snowmobiling

Some residents enjoy cruising down the frozen lake in their snowmobiles or on ATVs. Enjoy but please check the ice thickness before you go and note that you use the lake at your own risk.

Chestermere Lake Ice Depth

Every winter once there has been a significant and extended period of cold weather, the City will measure and post current ice thickness around the lake, and recreational use of the City’s maintained ice rinks can begin for the winter season.
The City does not give permits for any recreational activities on storm ponds. The water levels and ice thickness on storm ponds changes throughout the winter due to the freeze-thaw cycle and it is unsafe to be on these ponds at any time.

Safety of the public and of City staff is of the utmost importance.