Health and Recreation

The flag flies over another skating season on the Rink of Dreams

Ottawa – Another season of skating on the Rink of Dreams officially took flight today with a flag raising ceremony hosted by Mayor Jim Watson and Councillor Mark Taylor, Chair of Community and Protective Services Committee.
Cyril Leeder, president of Ottawa Senators Sports and Entertainment, and Spartacat, the Ottawa Senators mascot, were also on hand to raise the green flag that flies beside the Rink of Dreams every day the rink is open for public skating.
“The Rink of Dreams has become an integral part of the downtown Ottawa experi

Rink of Dreams open for skating

Ottawa – Ottawa residents, who are known for embracing and celebrating the benefits of every season, can celebrate the return this week of the City’s most popular outdoor winter attractions: The Rink of Dreams is open again for skating.
Weather permitting, the Rink of Dreams will open daily from 6 a.m.

Countdown to the FIFA Women’s World Cup at Lansdowne

Ottawa - The official match schedule for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ was provisionally approved today by the FIFA Executive Committee during a meeting held in Zurich. Nine games, including one quarter-final game, will be hosted by Ottawa.

Fans can now mark their 2015 calendars with the world’s largest women’s soccer tournament that will dominate the Canadian landscape from June 6 until July 5, 2015.

Findlay Creek Community Park named Diamond Jubilee Park

His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, Mayor Jim Watson and Deputy Mayor Steve Desroches officially named the Findlay Creek Community Park as Diamond Jubilee Park, commemorating the 60th year of the monarchy of Queen Elizabeth II. The name was unveiled at today’s special name commemoration at City Hall.