- About Chestermere
- Chestermere Lake
- Lake Activities
There are several public outdoor skating rinks in Chestermere, visit the skating rinks page for location details.
If conditions allow, the Parks staff clear a skating rink and skating path close to Anniversary Park for the public to use. Please be aware that while the Parks Team can provide you with the most current ice thickness (see below) you skate on the lake at your own risk.
- Before skating on the Lake make sure to check the ice depths to ensure if is safe for use. You can find ice depth information updated weekly on this page.
- All City rinks are unsupervised areas. The City of Chestermere is not responsible for loss of injury to rink users or damaged property.
- Rink users assume the risk of any injury that may occur using the rink.
- It is recommended that children under the age of 12 be accompanied by an adult.
- Wearing a helmet is strongly encouraged and protective padding is highly recommended.
- No smoking or alcohol.
- You must leave the ice during scheduled maintenance.
Note: The Parks team will be maintaining the rink ice surface, sitting areas and pathways to the rinks on weekdays only. To report any maintenance issues please call the City Parks Team at (403) 207-2807.
Some residents enjoy cruising down the frozen lake in their snowmobiles or on ATVs. Enjoy but please check the ice thickness before you go and note that you use the lake at your own risk.
Chestermere Lake Ice Depth
Safety of the public and of City staff is of the utmost importance.
Chestermere Lake is a beautiful, 4.8 km long lake that provides many opportunities for residents to relax and enjoy the water.
- Learn more about the Aquatic Rescue available at Chestermere Lake.
Boaters are welcome on Chestermere Lake. Check out the Boat Launch page for information on how to get on the water and then feel free to enjoy the wind in your hair, get out on a wakeboard, waterskiis, or tubes.
While we invite you to enjoy all of these activities on the south end of the lake, the speed limit north of the bridge is 12 km / h. Please abide by all boating rules and regulations.
Please note: due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are new operating requirements at the City Boat Launch, visit the Boat Launch page for further details or Read more in the Lake & Beaches FAQ.
While motor boats are popular on the lake, you are also welcome to use non motorized boats such as canoes, kayaks, sailboats, paddleboats, and many more.
Fishing is welcome on Chestermere Lake. There have been several very large fish that have been caught in the lake and the next one could be yours. Be sure to get your fishing licence before you cast your line.
Enjoy a Lakeside Picnic or BBQThere are several lakeside parks in Chestermere that are available to the public. Learn more about Chestermere's Beaches & Lakeside Parks here
SwimmingBuoys are placed near the parks during the summer (Anniversary and John Peake Park) that mark shoreline areas that can be used for swimming. Please be advised that you swim at your own risk. There are no lifeguards on duty.