66 Hebert Road, St Albert, AB, T8N 2X9
Just northwest of Edmonton, the suburb of St. Alberta boasts a well-used skating facility and a legacy of hockey excellence.
|Recreation Venue |||Arena|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, Visa, Cash|
|Neighbourhood |||St. Albert|
|Getting There |||West on the Yellowhead Highway heading out of Edmonton, turn northwest onto St. Albert Trail, then north at the third major intersection at Hebert Road.|
|Cross Street |||St. Albert Trail|
|5AM to 1AM seven days a week|
Profile Last Updated: December 07, 2007
The Akinsdale Arena was Prince Albert’s main indoor hockey venue through 27 years of checkered history, when it hosted the St. Albert Saints and visitors from around the Alberta Junior Hockey League. Six-time Stanely Cup champion Mark Messier played for the Saints, on Akinsdale ice, before making it to the NHL. The Saints franchise moved back to its original home of Spruce Grove in 2004, in part because it had outgrown Akinsdale, which could only seat 650 spectators.
A Well-Used Present
These days, under the compounded Akinsdale/Kinex handle, the arena rents both sheets of ice to local minor hockey leagues as well as ringette clubs and city skating programs. The Kinex ice has room for 150 seated spectators. The complex hosts the St. Albert Rams lacrosse team during summer months. Food is available but the facility does not rent skates.
Note: The facility is wheelchair accessible
Public skating: Public skating is open from 1:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. on Sundays and from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. There’s a nominal fee that can be avoided with purchase of a membership.