Happy Holidays, Spruce Ave!

Here are some community events that are sure to make your days merry and bright:


FAMILY SKATE & HOT CHOCOLATE: Spruce Ave Community League Hall & Rink

Saturday, December 19th, 1pm – 4pm: bring the kids for a festive family skate at the rink. Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, holiday snacks and wintery fun! Free!



Front Yard in Bloom presents Winterscapes. Summer may be over, but you can still create a beautiful and unique winter front yard. Nominate a yard in the following categories:

Winter Gardenlandscaped yards with visible plants, snow, ice, and wildlife-friendly features. Yards may also include garden decorations, accessories, colour, and lights.

Winter Art: yards may feature creative winter scenes and snow/ice sculptures. Add plant materials, colour, lights, and use your vivid imagination to create an artistic winterscape!

Winter Play: these fun and kid-friendly winterscapes have playful features, and may include snow slides, snow forts, colourful snow/ice art, tree ornaments, lights, and much more.

Nominations will be accepted from January 11 – February 21, 2016.  Visit Front Yards in Bloom: Winterscapes for more info!



Once again the City is offering free Learn to Skate programs at Community League rinks across Edmonton. Children aged 6-12 can try out various basic skating skills at their own pace through on-ice games and activities. Trained leaders will be on hand to adapt the program to the age and skill level of the participants.

Please note:

  • Participants must have their own skates
  • A CSA approved helmet is required
  • Participants under the age of 5 must be accompanied by an adult
  • The program will be cancelled at -20 degrees Celsius with the wind-chill

The program at Spruce Ave Rink will run Saturdays from January 9th to February 27th at 2pm*. There are also a limited number of skates and helmets available to borrow at no cost.

(*please note there is no program February 13th because of the Family Day weekend)



Spruce Avenue Community League is turning 65 in 2016! And we’re preparing to celebrate all year long with a focus on our community history —  gathering, preserving and sharing.

You’re Invited! We’re holding an organizing meeting on Feb 11 at 7pm at the hall if you’re interested in having a role in organizing and planning projects.

Also: If you have stories or history to share about our neighbourhood, we want to hear from you! Get in touch with Verna at 780-479-8019 or spruceaveleague@shaw.ca and we’ll add you to the list to connect with soon!



The rink will be ready for regular skating soon. Stay tuned for rink hours!


We hope you all have a safe and happy holiday season! Best wishes from the Spruce Avenue Community Board!