Winter Wellness – Indoor and Outdoor Skating in Calgary
Winter weather is here and it can seem like everyone is stuck inside, but there are plenty of ways to stay active this winter and have fun. Did you know that many doctors, as well as Health Canada, recommend that children and youth get a least an hour of physical activity a day and adults get at least 150 minutes per week? That works out to about 20 mins a day. A great way to stay active in the winter is ice skating.
Ice Skating can be a fun and enjoyable way to stay active in the winter. The best part about winter is that there are both outdoor and indoor skating available all around the City of Calgary, and some are even free to use. Here are a few indoor and outdoor rinks that are in southeast and southwest Calgary.
- Carburn Park – 67 Riverview Drive SE located in the community of Riverbend
- Olympic Place – 228 8th Avenue SE (Skate rentals are available.)
- Spruce Meadows Pond– (hours vary), – 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW
- New Brighton Clubhouse (membership required)
- McKenzie Towne Prestwick Common Park – 15113 Prestwick Blvd SE
- Mahogany Beach Club ( membership required)
- Mckenzie Lake Beach Club ( membership required)
- Seton YMCA – 4995 Market St SE
- Southland leisure center – 2000 D Southland Dr. SW
Ice Skating is a healthy and fun way to stay active and can be a great skill to learn at any age. Skating lessons for all levels and ages are available through many organizations within Calgary including YMCA and the City of Calgary.
Getting fresh air and exercise are only a few of the benefits of ice skating. A few other ones include improving balance, building leg muscle, building endurance and reducing stress.
Do you know of any other great ice rinks in the City of Calgary or surrounding areas? Leave a comment below and let us know.