Rideau Hall Historic Skating Rink and Winter Pavilion

December 7, 2019

March 15, 2020


Rideau Hall, Sussex Drive, Ottawa



Events Description

Visitors can enjoy a unique skating experience on Rideau Hall’s historic skating rink, which was first installed in the time of Lord Dufferin, governor general from 1872 to 1878.

Today, you can step back in time and go for a skate on this historic rink which is also now refrigerated.

Visitors can also learn more about winter sports and traditions at Rideau Hall through interpretive panels located throughout the pavilion. Lace up your skates and leave your bags in this stunning heritage building, located next to the rink.

Who is it for?

All ages

The rink at Rideau Hall is for leisure skating only. Hockey sticks, pucks and roughhousing are not permitted.
Pets are not permitted at the facility


Date & Time:

The schedule may vary during the season according to weather conditions.Verify before travelling.

December 7 to 23, 2019 (weather permitting)
Wednesday to Friday: 1 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Public skating is also available during the holidays on December 27th to December 31st as well as January 2nd to January 5th from 12 noon to 5 p.m

January 6 to March 15, 2020 (weather permitting)
Monday to Friday: 1 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Venue : Rideau Hall, 1 Sussex Drive, Ottawa

Trip Planning
Free Parking – Visitors are encouraged to walk or to use public transportation or taxis to get to Rideau Hall. Limited free parking will be available on the streets in the surrounding neighbourhood. Limited parking for mobility-impaired guests will be available on the Rideau Hall grounds via Princess Gate.
Public transit accessible

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