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Looking for Free Recreational Activities?  Why not try one of the following:

2021 Public Skating - Closed

Sunday6:00-7:00 p.m.  Open Public Skating (Begins September 15)
Monday9:00-10:00 a.m.  Parent and Tot
Tuesday9:00-10:00 a.m.  Adults Only

3:00-4:00 p.m.  Sticks and Pucks
Wednesday9:00-10:00 a.m.  Adult Only
Thursday9:00-10:00 a.m.  Parent and Tot

3:00-4:00 p.m.  Sticks and Pucks
Friday9:00-10:00 a.m.  Open Public Skating


  • Sticks and Pucks are not allowed on ice during Open Public Skating
  • Sunday Public Skating may be postponed or cancelled for special events
  • Days Off School may host alternate Public Skating and Sticks and Pucks times.

Walking Track Hours 

Enjoy our indoor walking track where it's always warm and there's no snow.  Hours of operation:

Monday - Friday8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
Spring Hours - Effective June 10
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


The distance of the walking track is:

1 Lap = 610 Feet
5 1/2 Laps = 1 km
8 1/2 Laps = 1 Mile


Outdoor Fitness Equipment - Open

The outdoor fitness equipment is available all year long!  Enjoy a walk in Memorial Park and then stop for a workout on our outdoor fitness equipment!  Carstairs Outdoor Fitness Park - Beginner Workout is now available!  Please see the document section below for more.


Parks & Greenspace

For more information about our ball diamonds, soccer pitches, playgrounds, green spaces and concession, please visit our Parks, Trails, and Natural Areas.




The Carstairs Community Hall opened in the early 1990s and is used by organizations in and around the community.

With seating for 540 (350 for dining), a complete sound system, and kitchen facilities, the hall is a terrific facility for hosting mini-conventions, weddings, fundraisers, craft shows, community events and banquets.

Please call the Carstairs Elks at 586.323.8178 or email at elkscarstairs@gmail.com for information and questions related to the Hall.  To book the hall please click the following link Facility Bookings.                

Address

1100 Lackner Way
Carstairs, AB.

Rental Rates

The Carstairs Community Curling Rink is located right in the heart of town beside Memorial Park.
Home to the Horticultural Show and Pumpkin Festival during the fall, and a very busy place in the winter, the rink features four sheets of ice, a lounge and a concession.
This facility is owned by the Town of Carstairs.

Carstairs Community Curling Club

To register please contact Craig Vatcher at cmwvatcher@gmail.com.

The Carstairs Community Golf Course is conveniently located within Town limits, just ½ km north of town on the east side of Highway 2A, thirty minutes north of Calgary. This is a full 18-hole, challenging golf course, featuring water hazards, sand traps, and beautifully landscaped grounds.

The course is fitted with a practice green, and amenities include licensed dining facilities in the clubhouse, a snack bar and coffee shop, lessons, club rentals, pull or power carts, and of course, the Pro Shop. There is also an outdoor patio and barbecue facilities.

The Town of Carstairs COVID Response with regards to the Carstairs Memorial Arena

COVID Response

From sport tournaments to conferences, bike rodeos to family dances, the Carstairs Memorial complex can accommodate your needs. Consisting of an arena, running track, concession, washrooms, elevator, change rooms and small meeting rooms, the complex is a hub of activity.

For an up to date listing of all Public Skating Times click the following link: Facility Calendar.

Find us on Facebook @Carstairs Recreation for all the latest!

  • Walking Track Winter Hours Monday Friday 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
  • Walking Track Summer Hours Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30p.m. 

Please check our Rates Bylaw for the current fees to renting the arena.

Want to host a tournament or need extra ice time for your team?
Large blocks of ice time are available.  For times and rates please contact the Memorial Arena at 403.337.3391.

The Carstairs Rodeo Grounds are located at the south end of town near the Community Hall. Held in conjunction with Carstairs Beef and Barley Days, the third weekend in July, the Carstairs Rodeo is great family fun.

The Junior Rodeo is held on Friday morning with events including Barrel Racing, Poles, Breakaway Roping, Keyhole and Thread the Needle.

The CARA Rodeo takes place Friday night and Saturday.  Events have included Bareback, Steer and Bull Riding; Team Tie-down and Breakaway Roping; and Barrel Racing. Bonus events sometime include Wild Pony Races, Mutton Bustin' and Wild Cow Milking. Visit Central Alberta Rodeo Association's website for more info on the association.

A High School (including Jr High) Rodeo takes place every year in September. Events have included Steer Riding, Barrel Racing, Poles, Breakaway Roping, Tie-down Roping & Goat Tying.

For information on events held at the Rodeo Grounds, visit our website Carstairs Rodeo.

For more information on booking the rodeo grounds call:
Tyler Franke
Phone: 587.580.7355

Carstairs Rodeo Association
carstairsrodeo@gmail.com
Box 1333, Carstairs, AB T0M 0N0

2019 Carstairs Provincial Sports Award Winners

Each year the Town recognizes individuals and teams within the community that have qualified and participated at a provincial level in their sport. Participation for the 2019 year will be recognized in the spring of 2020.Submission Deadline is March 31, 2020. Applications may be picked up at the Town office or online at www.carstairs.ca. Drop off at Town office or email to brendac@carstairs.ca.

Nomination Forms

Submission and Policy Guidelines


We strive to have beautiful outdoor areas for sports, walking, biking, playing, and to run our furry friends.

Memorial ParkOutdoor Exercise Park In Memorial Park
Trails