The BeaverTails Ottawa Ice Dragon Boat Festival

February 7, 2020

February 8, 2020

Free for Spectators

Dows Lake, Ottawa


Events Description

The BeaverTails Ottawa Ice Dragon Boat Festival is proud to present its 2020
programming on February 7-8.

Taking place on the historic Rideau Canal Skateway, Ottawa Ice Dragon Boat Festival competitors thrill visitors to the National Capital Region and Winterludeby racing along the frozen surface of the World’s Largest Skating Rink and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Boats are equipped with skate-like blades and participants propel themselves along the 200-meter race course using spiked ice-picks, to the delight of record crowds in excess of 25,000.

The Ottawa Ice Dragon Boat Festival will host the 2020 IIDBF World Club Crew Ice Dragon Boat Championships.


Top teams from the Ottawa Ice Dragon Boat Festival’s qualifying rounds will advance to the IIDBF World Club Crew Ice Dragon Boat Championships.

Athletes will be coming to the Nation’s Capital representing Canada, China, New Zealand, Ukraine and the United States.

In addition to hosting the world’s largest ice dragon boat race, the festival is a world class event that offers free concerts, family fun, all aged activities, traditional Aboriginal dancers and Chinese lion dancers and many more festivities that celebrate the strong ties between Canada’s capital, and its sister city, China’s capital city, Beijing.

Free indoor concerts from headliners Dwayne Gretzky and Kira Isabella will lead an all Canadian lineup that includes performances from Old Man Grant, Silent Winters, Boyhood, and DJ Noypi.

Highlights will also include performances from Success Lion Dancers, Indigenous Experiences: Drum Group and First Nation Dancers, Chinese Canadian Children’s Choir of Canada, Sébastien Lemay, Royal Princesses and the 100th Regiment of Foot.

The BeaverTails Ottawa Ice Dragon Boat Festival invites everyone to come to the Nation’s Capital to enjoy all the activities and concerts throughout the festival.


To Participate, register Online

Free for spectators.


Friday, February 7, 2020

Saturday, February 8, 2020

The BeaverTails Ottawa Ice Dragon Boat Festival will start with practices on February 7th, with races taking place on February 8th.



Indigenous Experiences: Drum Group And First Nation Dancers 6:30 Pm
Chinese Canadian Children’s Choir Of Canada 6:00 Pm
Success Lion Dancers 5:45 Pm
Dj Noypi 11:00 Am


Kira Isabella 9:30 PM
Silent Winters 8:00 PM
Boyhood 6:45 PM
Dj Noypi 11:00 AM
Royal Princesses 11:00 AM
Sébastien Lemay 10:00 AM
100 Th Regiment Of Foot 9:00 AM
Success Lion Dancers 8:30 AM


Venue – Rideau Canal Skateway at Dow’s Lake,1001 Queen Elizabeth Dr, Ottawa

The festivities take place on historic Rideau Canal Skateway at Dow’s Lake with all the concerts being hosted inside the pavilion at Lago | Bar | Grill | View.

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