Parkdale Accessible Community Rink
The Parkdale Community Association has built Calgary and Alberta’s
first outdoor accessible community rink.
The outdoor community rink has been designed 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 entire community rink facility is 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 the Zamboni.
More information is provided in our Backgrounder Document.
& Partnership Opportunities
Committed to building sustainable and inclusive communities, our funding partners include Parks Foundation Calgary, Flames Foundation, Government of Alberta, City of Calgary, ENMAX, Calgary Foundation and Calgary Parking Authority.
We are thrilled to be collaborating with community partners like the Calgary Sledge Hockey Association on developing accessible programs for the community.
There are various sponsorship, advertising and accessible programming opportunities available.
Check out our Sponsorship Package.
News and Press Releases
Community Associations play a critical role in bringing people together by creating gathering places, infrastructure that promotes vibrancy and a sense of belonging.
All rinks should be inclusive and accessible. We have set the new standard by building an accessible outdoor community rink for everyone to enjoy.
The Parkdale Community Association has taken this seriously and have built 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 Accessible Community Rink.
A BIG thank you to @jackcarterimages and @BrydonHunt for capturing the construction of the community rink and Hub! Check out the photos.
Accessible Community Rink grand opening press release (January 28, 2022)
A HUGE thank you to Parks Foundation Calgary for providing funding and mentoring. Watch our rink in action.