Archive for October 29th, 2020

2020-2021 Ramsay Winter Recreation – Updated Nov 30, 2020

October 29th, 2020

The Ramsay Community Association has been busy planning ways in which we can provide low-cost, Covid-friendly, all-inclusive outdoor activities over the winter.


RCA’s recreational space located at 2102 Ramsay st SE currently offers:

  • A large pleasure skating ice rink located on the field North of the rink & shack. Please adhere to social distance rules posted at the site and the most current guidelines from the AB Gov’t embedded below.
  • A bike skills park and covered recreational space in the undercover rink
  • An additional firepit and extra benches near the shack to allow for more social distancing – First come, first serve, available for public use
  • Various fun and socially distanced activities being put together by the Recreation Committee *Follow Ramsay Recreation on Instagram and Facebook or check the website for updates*
    • “Ralphie” Ramsay’s outdoor Elf on the Shelf
    • Cross Country Skiing
    • Ramsay Parade of Lights


We have also had to adjust some traditional offerings:

  • Due to Covid guidelines announced November 24, 2020:
    • The skate shack will remain closed for the winter season
    • With an outdoor social gathering limit of 10, RCA will not host any in-person events or programming this winter
    • As hockey nets are not permitted on the adopt-a-rink, per City rules posted at the site, they have been removed until further notice
  • The undercover rink will not be flooded
    • Please know that this year’s decision not to flood the undercover rink was not taken lightly. Over the years, Calgary’s weather variability, and the deterioration of the asphalt surface, has made it very challenging to sustain ice, thereby driving up the cost of upkeep. This year, keeping the facility free from ice and the melt that occurs during chinooks, allows for a greater variety of outdoor activities while we evaluate future upgrades


Additional resources:

56276C62-6F68-4B0D-8BB4-207438B2E43EOutdoor Ice Rinks - Gov't of AB Dec 4 2020 copy


Nicole Battistella

Ramsay Community Association