Are Ottawa rinks open?

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Are Ottawa rinks open?

Outdoor rink bookings are now closed for the 2021 – 2022 season.

Is there public skating in Ottawa?

We are pleased to announce Public Skating (brought to you by Ottawa Senators Hockey Programs) at the Richcraft Sensplex for the 2021-22 season! There will be Public Skating available every day of the week, except Fridays from September 13th, 2021 to Jan 23rd, 2022.

When can you skate in Ottawa?

The Skateway is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week from roughly January to late February or early March (weather depending). It’s completely accessible and admission is free. If you don’t have your own skates, you can rent some—along with other skating accessories—at one of the rental locations on the Skateway.

When did the Rideau Canal Open 2021?

January 28, 2021
The Rideau Canal Skateway will open for the 2021 season on Thursday, January 28, 2021, 8:00 a.m. with a 2.4 km section of the Rideau Canal Skateway between Pretoria Bridge and the Bank Street Bridge allowing skaters on the famous ice.

Where can I skate on the Rideau Canal in Ottawa?

The Rideau Canal Skateway extends from downtown Ottawa to the Hartwells Locks, including Dows Lake. From one end to the other, there are about 30 staircases and 5 universal access ramps leading to the skating rink.

Is it safe to skate on Rideau Canal?

It is recommended that everyone wear a mask or face covering while on the Skateway. Use of masks is required inside washrooms and in lines. Safety is the key to an enjoyable skate on the Rideau Canal Skateway. And it’s important to remember that safety begins with you.

Can you bring a hockey stick on the Rideau Canal?

The following are not permitted on the Skateway: dogs and other pets (with the exception of service dogs) bicycles, skis and snowshoes. hockey sticks and pucks.

Do you need to be vaccinated to skate on the Rideau Canal?

Vaccination/Mask Policy Effective April 1st, 2022, Rideau Skating Club will begin to ease mask restrictions. Masks (both on and off the ice) and proof of vaccination will be required for all Coaches, Volunteers and Program Assistants. Masks must be worn by both the skater and coach during harness lessons.

Can you bring your dog on the Rideau Canal?

Leashed dogs are allowed at the parks, the canal, on the trail, and stops along the way.

Where can I go ice skating in Ottawa?

On the Rideau Canal. Ottawa, City of Rinks: Our city is a great place to skate, with dozens of indoor rinks and arenas, and countless volunteers who maintain community rinks in parks and backyards.

When does the Rideau Canal turn into a skating rink?

In the winter, the Ottawa portion of the Rideau Canal turns into the world’s largest skating rink (7.8km long), and is the focal point of Winterlude. The National Capital Commission maintains the skateway, and it’s usually open from late-December/early January until late February/early March.

How do I book a spot at Ottawa’s outdoor rinks?

The city of Ottawa has announced its reintroducing the online reservation system to book a free 45-minute spot at the outdoor refrigerated rinks. Starting Monday, Jan. 10, you will need to book a reservation at for a spot during the following peak times at the four rinks:

Where is the world’s largest skating rink?

In the winter, the Ottawa portion of the Rideau Canal turns into the world’s largest skating rink (7.8km long), and is the focal point of Winterlude.

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