The Pretzel

Photo of bend in pretzel skating area

Introducing the Pretzel

THE PRETZEL – a new and awesome skating track in Hinton!!
In cooperation with Maintenance, Public Works, and Arena staff, our Parks crew members are excited and proud to announce a new initiative for all skaters to enjoy.

Nestled among the trees in the Hinton Campground, located next to the playground at the Hinton Centre on Switzer Drive, residents can now find a 600 meter ice track!!

Here's some key important information:

  • Open as long as the weather conditions allow

  • Free to use

  • Area is for skating only; please do not walk on the track

  • Picnic tables are available; users are requested to bring own hand sanitizer

  • No washrooms are available

  • No pets are permitted; this restriction preserves skate track conditions and user safety

  • Use at your own risk to self and equipment - tree debris and pebbles could be on the track

  • Please wait after fresh snowfalls until the snow is cleared and after new floods (water/soft ice) to use

    • Maintenance in this area is a lower priority than sidewalk and other snow clearing needs.

    • Please be patient after snowfalls and new floods so that the Pretzel surface is not compromised

  • Users are asked to park in the playground parking lot;

    • Please do not block the campground entry way

Come and check out this magical experience!

Note: please respect COVID-19 restrictions and do not gather in groups.   

It can be busy out there at certain times, so maybe venture out to a different location or find a quieter time in the day for you or your household.

Don't forget - in addition to the Pretzel, there are other outdoor skating opportunities including the outdoor rinks at the Town-maintained Erith Park and Kinsmen Park, as well as at the volunteer-maintained Maxwell Lake oval (learn more here).

Watch for more information on arenas in ComServ tomorrow.

Contact Us

  1. Parks Operations

    Physical Address:

    Infrastructrure Services Bldg
    330 Flemming Drive
    Hinton, AB T7V 0B1



    Link: Parks Web Page