Lake Activities

  1. Winter Activities
  2. Summer Lake Activities
There are several public outdoor skating rinks in Chestermere, visit the skating rinks page for location details.


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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.

Rink Rules:
  • 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 division 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 Division 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 Depths: 

The City takes ice depth readings every 7 days at the locations stated below. 

Please note that while no ice is considered safe, the Parks Team takes measurements at several locations.
While ice rescue services are available from Protective Services, you use the Lake and any ice surface at your own risk. 

Location Date Temperature Distance from Shore (metres) Ice Depth (centimeters)
South end of Chestermere Lake
January 27, 2020

         6 C
75 m 50 cm
Sunset Park 150 m 47 cm
Cove Beach 75 m 40 cm (be aware of open water in the storm pond area)
Anniversary Park 75 m 50 cm

Ice Depth (thickness) Standards:

Ice Depth Standards

Note: The City does not give permits for any recreational activities on storm ponds. The water levels and ice thickness changes throughout the winter due to the freeze-thaw cycle and it is unsafe to be on these ponds. If residents choose to go on these ponds, they do so at their own risk.