Health and Recreation

Skating Court at Lansdowne Park opens for its first season

The Skating Court at Lansdowne Park is now open for its first season. This is Ottawa’s third and newest refrigerated outdoor skating rink, joining the SENS RINK of Dreams and the rink at Ben Franklin Place.

“While it’s only the first season for the Skating Court, it already promises to be a huge draw for residents and tourists alike,” said Mayor Jim Watson. “It’s another new feature destined to further boost the park’s quickly growing reputation as a community destination and a people place for all seasons.”

The Brier is coming to Ottawa

Ottawa –Mayor Jim Watson joined Greg Stremlaw, Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Curling Association, today to announce that the 2016 Tim Hortons Brier will be held in Ottawa. This event, which will take place March 5 to 13 at TD Place Arena, brings together the best men’s curlers from across Canada to compete for the national championship.

City of Ottawa, Ottawa Senators Foundation and Trinity Development Foundation announce new Sens RINK project at Laroche Park

OTTAWA – The City of Ottawa announced today that it will welcome a Sens RINK (Recreational Investments in Neighbourhood for Kids) Project in the spring of 2015 as part of its redevelopment of Laroche Park.

With the support of the Ottawa Senators Foundation and Trinity Development Foundation, the City is pleased to announce the planned construction of this facility in another one of Ottawa’s growing communities.

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.