Outdoor Winter Recreation

People skating at the Downtown PlazaWinter weather means outdoor activities like skating, tobogganing, cross-country skiing, and enjoying a crisp, refreshing stroll along the 10 kilometres of walking trails in Ponoka.

Outdoor Skating

The Town of Ponoka maintains the following locations for outdoor skating:

Outdoor RinkLocation Status
Ponoka Arena Complex Outdoor Skating Rink (ODR)4410 54 Street, PonokaOpen
***Lights operate from 5 - 10 p.m.
Downtown Skating Plaza5110- 48 Avenue, PonokaOpen
Skating Trail at Lions Centennial ParkLocated on Highways 2A, just north of Highway 53Open

***The opening of the outdoor skating rinks is weather-dependent. Please check back for updates. 

Please note that below zero temperatures are needed for the ice-making process to begin each year at all outdoor skating surfaces in Ponoka, including the outdoor rink (ODR) at the Arena. Once temperatures begin to consistently drop below zero, work on preparing the outdoor ice surfaces can begin.***

Snow clearing procedures on outdoor rinks:Snow on outdoor rink

  • Outdoor skating rinks are maintained throughout the week. This includes snow removal and flooding.
  • Should it snow the night before, snow removal of trails and sidewalks is a priority. The maintenance of outdoor skating rinks could be delayed and flooding may not occur during these instances.


Tobogganing & Sledding

PlaceLocation 
Tom Hamilton Memorial Hill (Ponoka Kinsmen Recreation Park)6706 36 Avenue, Ponoka
On the west-end of 36 Avenue in the southwest industrial park.


Cross Country Skiing

PlaceLocationStatus
Ski Trails at the Ponoka Golf Course

***When skiing, please park down below and enter the trails through the walk-through gate.

Please stay on designated trails. Any foot traffic or snowshoes may walk beside the set ski trails.***
3519 46 Street, PonokaOpen