Parkdale Community Rink & Hub

Alberta’s First Outdoor Accessible Rink

The Parkdale Community Association has built Alberta’s first outdoor accessible community rink. This year, the city of Calgary will be home to an outdoor community rink that is inclusive and accessible to everyone.

The existing outdoor community rink has been redesigned and replaced to meet accessibility standards for sledge hockey. A new standard of design has been set for all future community rinks to be inclusive and accessible.

The Parkdale Hub will make the entire community rink accessible, including access from both parking lots to an accessible social area, an accessible building with a dressing room and washrooms, as well as a garage for an ice resurfacer.

More information is provided in our Backgrounder Document

Project phasing is described below:  

    • Phase 1 – Accessible Outdoor rink replacement (Rink built to Hockey Canada Accessibility standards) – Completed June 2021.
    • Phase 2 – Parkdale Hub – Completing the accessibility requirements for PCA’s accessible outdoor rink – In Construction starting July 5th til end of November 2021.
      • List of Activities happening weeks of July 25 & August 1, 2021 are:
        • Rink gravel Complete
        • Rink Ready for Rebar
        • Rink concrete placement
    • Phase 3 – Parkdale Hub – Accessible Rink Support Building – Construction July 5th til end of November 2021

Parkdale Rink – 2 weeks look ahead: Last Updated August 3, 2021

Last Week – July 26 – July 30

  • Placed last layer of subgrade before concrete
  • Stantec has approved compaction
  • Saw cuts on asphalt and AC unit
  • Delivery of Rebar and Mesh
  • Started install of rebar and mesh – 50% complete
  • Buffalo board installed around perimeter – complete
  • Installed area drains x2 in rink – inspected and approved

Week of August 2- August 6

  • Continue laying mesh and rebar
  • Continue to chair rebar
  • Rebar inspection Tuesday at 10am
  • Thursday 6am-10pm concrete pour and slab cutting
  • Excavate where the water goes into the existing building to expose water line before it is shut off
  • Friday service of water from fire hydrant to building will be installed
  • Water shut down 1:15pm-3pm.

Week of August 9 – August 13

  • Trench for underground utilities from parking lot to north end of building
  • Install sanitation and water lines
  • Install piles following deep services

Sponsorship Package

Committed to building sustainable and inclusive communities, our funding partners include Parks Foundation Calgary, Flames Foundation, Government of Alberta, Enmax and the Calgary Foundation.

We are thrilled to be working with community partners Level Playing Field, Sledge Hockey Association of Alberta and the City of Calgary to ensure our designs meet Rick Hansen accessibility building standards.

There are various sponsorship and advertising opportunities to be a part of Alberta’s first accessible outdoor Community Rink and Hub.

Check out our Sponsorship Package


News and Press Releases

  • All rinks should be inclusive and accessible. We have set the new standard by building an accessible outdoor rink for everyone to enjoy.
  • Community Associations play a critical role in bringing people together by creating gathering places, infrastructure that promotes vibrancy and a sense of belonging.
  • Parkdale Community Association is taking this seriously and we are building an outdoor rink and facility that is welcoming, inclusive and will be resilient for the next 30 years.

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions to find out more about the Community Rink and Hub

A BIG thank you to @jackcarterimages for capturing the construction of the community rink! Check out the photos

Community Rink grand opening press release (February 16, 2021)

Our Favourite Media Stories about The Parkdale Community Rink and Hub


Financial donations (eligible tax receipt) can be made via Parks Foundation Calgary here Select Parkdale Outdoor Rink & Community Space Revitalization 

Media Inquiries Amanda Affonso, President

Project Inquiries John Butterwick, Rink Director

Funding Inquiries Andy Thiessen, Fund Development Director

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