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Where are the best ice skating rentals in Calgary

Where are the best ice skating rentals in Calgary?

Looking for the best places to rent ice skates in Calgary? 

The best places to rent ice skates in Calgary are Olympic Oval’s Skate Shop, Skate Hut, Sports Rent, and the Bowness Ice Skating Rink. 

To help you make your decision, we break down what each of these shops offers and answer some of the most common questions you might have about ice skating in Calgary. 

The Skate Shop – Olympic Oval

The Skate Shop - Olympic Oval

The Skate Shop is a great ice skate place that has both a rink you can use and offers rentals. They also have other services like sharpening, custom bending, and rockering. 

The place can be pretty busy considering its location, but the selection of skates here is always top-tier and the staff is really great at what they do. They’re also very friendly, so they’ll help you pick a pair and get sorted if you’re skating at the Oval. 

If you’re the type who likes tons of merch, you’ll also enjoy what’s on offer at The Skate Shop. 

Here are the details on their rental rates:

  • Daily rental: $10
  • Monthly rental: $50 per 30 days
  • Winter (January – April) – $80.95
  • Fall (September – December) – $104.76
  • Full Season (September – March) – $180
  • If you’re taking any of the long-term rental options, you need to give an upfront payment of $400 as a security deposit. Once you return the skates, you’ll get the difference back. 
AddressOperating HoursContact InformationWebsiteGoogle Rating
Olympic Oval, University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive NW, AB T2N 1N4Mon, Tues, Thurs, Sat Sun: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Wed, Fri: 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM

(403) 220 7917

Skate Hut – Calgary Skate Rentals

Skate Hut - Calgary Skate Rentals

Skate Hut offers very affordable rates for their ice skate rentals, though there is a maximum rental of two hours. They also rent out helmets, skating aids, and shoe bags. 

The Olympic Plaza, where you’ll find Skate Hut, also offers free skate equipment rentals occasionally. It’s worth checking out their updates before you visit so you can capitalize on these promos. 

Some of their ice skates are very much on the budget side, but the friendly staff is always helpful in aiding you to find a pair you’re comfortable using. If you’re simply here for a casual cruise on the ice, the skates they offer are more than enough to do the job. 

You can also visit their North Glenmore spot, which is just fifteen minutes away. That said, it’s only open on weekends. 

Here are the details on Skate Hut’s rental rates:

  • 12 years and under: $10
  • 13 years and older: $15
AddressOperating HoursContact InformationWebsiteGoogle Rating
Olympic Plaza, 222 8 Avenue SE, AB T2G 0K7Tuesday: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Wednesday, Friday: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Saturday, Sunday: 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM

[email protected]

Sports Rent

Sports Rent

Sports Rent is purely about rentals and equipment services, so they’ve really perfected the craft and have great ice skates on offer. They carry both figure skates and hockey skates. 

They generally offer rentals for one to seven days, but you can add more days with a per-day fee. If you want more than skates, they also offer hockey sets for rent. 

There are plenty of nearby ice rinks, so you won’t have to travel far from getting your skates to actually skate on the ice. The closest rink you can visit is Valley Ridge Outdoor Rink, which is around six minutes away via car. 

Bowness Park Lagoon is also just eight to ten minutes away from Sports Rent. 

Here are the details on Sports Rent’s rental rates: 

  • One-day rental: $10 – Junior; $15 – Adult
  • Two-day rental: $15 – Junior; $25 – Adult
  • Three-day rental: $20 – Junior; $35 – Adult
  • Four-day rental: $25 – Junior; $45 – Adult
  • Five-day rental: $30 – Junior; $55 – Adult
  • Six-day rental: $35 – Junior; $65 – Adult
  • Seven-day rental: $40 – Junior; $75 – Adult
  • Additional per-day fee (beyond one week):  $5 per day, for both junior and adult skates
AddressOperating HoursContact InformationWebsiteGoogle Rating
4424 16 Ave NW, AB T3B 0M4Monday - Sunday: 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM403 292 0077

Calgary Ice Skating FAQs

Ice skating is one of the best winter activities in Calgary, so there’ll be no end of people at the rinks in the cold months. If you want to prep before joining them in hitting the ice in Cowtown, check out our FAQs here.  

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