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FREE to Skate
Skate Rentals start at $13 for child for one hour.
Sleigh rentals are also available.
WHEN & WHERE
Skateway opened on December 30, 2018. The 2.5-km section opened on Dec 30 includes Pretoria Bridge – Fifth Ave, Patterson Creek – Patterson Creek, Fifth Ave – Pig Island, Pig Island – Bank Street Bridge.
Skateway when open, is accessible 24 hours a day and the skating season runs from early January until early March.
Services are available in the open sections of the Skateway until 10 pm or 11 pm, depending on the day.
The total length of the skateway is 7.8 kilometres, stretching from downtown Ottawa to Hartwells Locks. There are 13 sections. The open sections varies depending on weather.
Rest areas (Rideau Street, Fifth, Bronson Avenue, Dows Lake) offers change rooms, washrooms, fire pits, food and beverage vendors, and picnic tables.
Skate Rentals are available at Dows Lake Pavilion, Rideau (under Mackenzie King Bridge) and Fifth Avenue (between the 3rd and 4th km marker).