OCL Rink

OCL Rink Update

The OCL rinks will continue to operate differently this year.

Due to COVID -19 regulations, the volunteer-staffed rink shack will not be open to start the season. We will have benches outside to use, and our patio area will be accessible. There will be a porta-potty on site. Hand sanitizer will be provided.

Community Guidelines

Ottewell Community League has two rinks.

One is an outdoor, boarded ice Hockey Rink with nets, and the second surface is the Skating Rink made available for families.

PLEASE keep the small rink open for families with smaller children to skate freely. Hockey is to be played on the large rink so the little kids can learn how to skate without fear of fast-moving pucks and big kids!

Weather permitting, Ottewell will be opening both rinks in early December. Lights for both rinks will be on from 5pm to 9pm, 7 days a week. Please note that there will be no attendant or staff member on-site.

Thanks to our Volunteers that are giving their time to flood and maintain the ice to ensure the kids of Ottewell have some outdoor fun!

Rink Rules

• Skate at your own risk.

• Wear your helmet.

• Share the space. We all want to enjoy the pond rink.

• Play safe, and if you don’t feel well, stay home

• Please use the garbage cans provided. Keep our rink area clean!

As per AHS guidelines:

Physically distance when multiple cohorts are sharing the ice;

• Wash or sanitize your hands before and after each skate;

• Refrain from spitting and clearing nasal passages;

• Refrain from sharing equipment or water bottles;

• Refrain from touching your eyes, nose, mouth, and face; and,

• Stay home if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

Ottewell Holiday Market

Join us for local crafts and

OCL Annual Holiday Market Nov. 27
10am – 3 pm

Local Artisan craft sale
This Holiday Season
Shop local – Shop handmade

5920 – 93A Ave
Edmonton, AB

Entry: $2 donation – Santa Anonymous

Interested in being a market volunteer? Reach out to oclfarmersmarket@gmail.com

Current Health and Safety Measures

Although this is not the way we may like to shop at the market, we do appreciate you recognizing the importance of the following Safety Measures in place.


Restriction Exemption Program

Due to recent announcements, we must apply the Restrictions Exemption Program, people ages 12 and older can provide proof of vaccination.


Valid photo identification that matches the vaccine record.
Valid paper or digital vaccine record that shows name, vaccine type and date of administration.

Limited Capacity

We will be operating at at 1/3 capacity –  One-way traffic through the venue and monitoring the number of visitors. Please be prepared to possibly stand outside in a physically distanced line-up Do not visit the Market if you are sick or have recently travelled We have limits for our indoor market, please do not come with a group of family & friends. Choose a healthy designated shopper for each household, and reach out to elderly family and neighbours to include their shopping lists To reduce cross-contamination, please do not touch products you do not intend to buy do not intend to buy As you shop in the Market, please observe physical distancing to keep one another safe.

Seating outdoors is available on our community patio.

Masks, please

Masks are mandatory in our MarketWe are following all health regulations as outlined by the province of Alberta, and the City of Edmonton mask bylaw. Hand sanitizer is available throughout the building, and at entrances and exits.

Additional Cleaning Measures

You will see “Physical Distancing” reminders posted around the Market In addition to our standard cleaning schedule, we have included extra measures to increase the sanitation of the Market. Our cleaning staff is focusing on high-frequency touch points using hospital-grade disinfectants and sanitizers.

Looking for Snow Angels!

Ottewell Community League is looking for volunteers to help our seniors with snow removal this winter.


We are looking for people to help with:

Clearing snow as a SNOW ANGEL
Contact us with your address and we will provide you a list of Seniors that need assistance with snow removal within your area of Ottewell.


Team Lead for the Snow Angels
Maintain a Map of Ottewell to ensure that all requests for assistance from the program are met.

Seniors that request assistance from our Snow Angel Program please call 780-469-0093 to leave a message to have your name added to our Community Snow Angel Map!


We will call back to confirm.


If you are able to help with our Snow Angel program please contact Colleen at oclpres2021@gmail.com

Last Market of 2021!

The Market will not be open on the 23rd and 30th of December as we are taking this time to recharge and regroup for the coming year. 

We will reopen on the 6th of January promoting “Veganary”. 

Each market day hosts special themed  events and entertainment! We are currently planning and booking entertainment for the coming months. 

Of course with any changes due to COVID we will pivot our plans as per AHS guidelines.   We are considered an essential service which allows us to operate. 

The market will be indoors until May 19th – unless mother nature provides some warmer weather that we can move outdoors. 


If time allows today, stop by the Market today!

Merry Christmas , all the best in 2022!

Looking to brush up on your writing?

We’re looking for a volunteer to help coordinate the Ottewell pages of the South East Voice.

Every month the Southeast Voice is put together and delivered to your doorstep by volunteers just like you!

You’ll help keep the community connected, write about current events, and coordinate the different volunteers to submit updates for their area of focus. This is a great way to sharpen your critical thinking and collaboration skills if you’re looking for a resume booster, while also earning yourself a free membership and discounted hall rental fee.

All you need is a few hours a month, a computer, and a willingness to learn. We’ll teach you how to do the rest!

Community Swim Program Update

The Community League Swim Program will remain on hold for the remainder of 2021.


As noted earlier, one of the primary delays for not being able to resume this program this Fall is the shortage of staff, in particular, the shortage of lifeguards. Efforts are ongoing to recruit, hire and train more lifeguards.

At this time, we do not have enough lifeguards to return to pre-pandemic operating hours in the pools, so the focus at this time will be to continue to offer as many public swim opportunities as possible. As noted in earlier messages, the amount of staff per shift will determine the amount of public that are permitted in the pool at a time

Any updates will be provided on our Website and Facebook pages.

Thank you,
The City of Edmonton Community Swim Program

Local Markets

Buy local
Buy Handmade
Buy from people you know
Buy from self-employed
Remember the Big Box Stores don’t do a
Little “Jig” when they make a sale
Make someone “Jig” this holiday season.


Ottewell offers 2 distinct Markets:
Farmer’s Market – open every Thursday
3-7 pm
OCL Annual Holiday Market Nov. 27
10am – 3 pm


Our hall location: 5920 – 93A Ave

Current Health and Safety Measures

Although this is not the way we may like to shop at the market, we do appreciate you recognizing the importance of the following Safety Measures in place.


Restriction Exemption Program

Due to recent announcements, we must apply the Restrictions Exemption Program, people ages 12 and older can provide proof of vaccination.


Valid photo identification that matches the vaccine record.
Valid paper or digital vaccine record that shows name, vaccine type and date of administration.

Limited Capacity

We will be operating at at 1/3 capacity –  One-way traffic through the venue and monitoring the number of visitors. Please be prepared to possibly stand outside in a physically distanced line-up Do not visit the Market if you are sick or have recently travelled We have limits for our indoor market, please do not come with a group of family & friends. Choose a healthy designated shopper for each household, and reach out to elderly family and neighbours to include their shopping lists To reduce cross-contamination, please do not touch products you do not intend to buy do not intend to buy As you shop in the Market, please observe physical distancing to keep one another safe.

Seating outdoors is available on our community patio.

Masks, please

Masks are mandatory in our MarketWe are following all health regulations as outlined by the province of Alberta, and the City of Edmonton mask bylaw. Hand sanitizer is available throughout the building, and at entrances and exits.

Additional Cleaning Measures

You will see “Physical Distancing” reminders posted around the Market In addition to our standard cleaning schedule, we have included extra measures to increase the sanitation of the Market. Our cleaning staff is focusing on high-frequency touch points using hospital-grade disinfectants and sanitizers.

Holiday Photos with local photographer

NOVEMBER 20 AND 21 JOIN ME AND THE MAN HIMSELF – SANTA – FOR YOUR OWN INTERACTIVE OUTDOOR CHRISTMAS/HOLIDAY SESSION!!


If your child would like to be pulled on the sleigh with Santa, or read stories with Saint Nick, throw snow balls with Kris Kringle or just have a little laugh with Le Père Noël – this is your chance!

BOOK YOUR CHRISTMAS/HOLIDAY PHOTO SESSION WITH SANTA – $150

15-20 mins sessions
3-5 images (with the option to purchase additional images)
Location: Santa’s location will be on the down-low and will be communicated before the session

Limited spots available.

Contact Danielle today. We cannot wait to experience this magic with you and your kiddos!

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It is meant to have fun and play – all while keeping COVID precautions in mind. Sessions are child led and meant to explore the magic of Christmas!

Ottewell Community League members also receive 10% off all regular non holiday sessions!

creative female artisan drawing in workshop

Do you have a business in Ottewell?

Email us and we’ll add you to the Ottewell Business page!

Looking for Market Day Volunteers!


Market Day Volunteers
Thursdays, October – May INDOORS

We are looking for folks to assist with market day activities at our new farmers’ market. We need volunteers to welcome shoppers, staff the information table, assist vendors with inquiries, and provide assistance to the market team when needed.

We appreciate anytime you can give, once a month or when you time allows.

Typical hours are from 1:30 to greet the vendors and assist with marketing opening until 7pm. We can adjust the schedule to meet your needs.
MANY HANDS are welcome!


We will be adhering to all AHS guidelines. Please email oclfarmersmarket@gmail.com to be a part of this fun team!

Edmonton Tool Library

Tool Library – Benefits of being an Ottewell Community Member

Ottewell Community League has opted to become a supporter of The Edmonton Tool Library which means all members of the community league can now claim an individual annual membership which will allow you to borrow up to eight items from the large inventory of hand, power, and yard tools for a week at a time.


To claim your tool library membership please visit our location at the Bellevue Community Hall (7308 112 Avenue NW Edmonton) and bring photo identification and your Ottewell community league membership card.

To make the process faster you can complete a tool library membership application and review the release of liability waiver and borrowing policy.

If you are not yet a member of your community league you can join online through the Edmonton Federation Of Community Leagues website or at any Edmonton Servus Credit Union branch. Ottewell members can also pick up their memberships at the weekly Ottewell Artisanal Farmers’ Market every Thursday at the Ottewell Community League.

The Edmonton Tool Library Society is a not-for-profit organization based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Note: reduced winter hours go into effect as of November 1, 2020. http://www.edmontontoollibrary.ca/


We are currently piloting a curbside service. For more information, visit our website or email us at EdmontonToolLibrary@Gmail.com. We’re open every second Wednesday and Saturday- check our website for specific dates.

Happy borrowing!