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Learn To Skate Program

We are hopeful that following the current restrictions, that we are able to safely have our Learn To Skate Program by the end of January, but we are prepared to post-pone the start date of the program, if necessary, until it is safe to do so as per the Government of Alberta and as long as the weather and ice conditions permits us to move forward.

If we are able to run the program as planned, the start date will be January 26th and run until February 23rd, 2021. It is a FREE program with your DCA membership!

If you are interested in this program, please email with your children(s) name, age and DCA membership number!


DCA Outdoor Rink

Did you know that there is an outdoor rink right in Dalhousie? It is located behind the Dalhousie Community Center, at 5432 Dalhart Rd. NW! Our approximately 40 ft. by 40 ft. boarded (2 ft. high boards) outdoor rink is the perfect spot for you or your family to get in some ice time outside. Our rink is ideal for those looking to learn to skate, practice figure skating skills, a small hockey game, broomball, or a fun skate! There is lots of parking in our parking lot, just off of 53rd Street! There is no charge to use the rink, however we do ask that you are mindful of the trash and recycling that you may bring – please use the waste bins provided. With the current COVID guidelines, there would not be washrooms available for use during our office hours, as we are not yet open to the public – therefore you would not be able to enter the building at this time. There are benches to sit on to tie your skates, take a break, or have a snack. We highly recommend that people that use the rink wear appropriate helmets that protect your entire head to prevent concussions and other injuries. The Dalhousie Community Association is not liable for any injuries or theft at/around the outdoor rink. The DCA does not have any skates, hockey/ringette sticks or pylons to rent out – however we do have broom ball sticks and a ball if you are interested in renting the sanitized equipment! Please email for more information on this opportunity.


DCA Outdoor Rink Rules

The DCA is proud to be able to offer the community a boarded outdoor rink to use throughout the winter! While not all activities are able to happen due to Alberta Government COVID 19 restrictions, there are a few activities that can still happen for Albertans despite the pandemic – find out the most up to date information here: measures.aspx

Here are additional rules for the DCA Outdoor Rink that are to be followed by all visitors of the outdoor rink area:

· Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.

· Helmets REQUIRED for users under the age of 18 (no bicycle helmets)

· Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult

· Limit of 10 skaters at a time, 1 hour time limits when at capacity

· Keep a 2-meter distance between other family cohorts

· No organized sport or activities, including hockey

No sticks, pucks, etc. between 10am-11am daily

· Passing of pucks, while at a distance, allowed – no slapshots or raised pucks allowed

· Be respectful of everyone’s space and skating abilities

· Face masks are recommended when on/around the rink

· No social gatherings in the DCA parking lot or on/around the DCA rink