Sens Rink of Dreams

Marion Dewar Plaza, Ottawa City Hall

110 Laurier Avenue West

Enjoy skating on the state-of-the-art refrigerated Sens Rink of Dreams!

  • The Sens Rink of Dreams is open daily from 6 am to 11 pm, weather-permitting.
  • The heated changing facility is open daily from 8 am to 11 pm.  
  • There are no skate rental services available.  Please bring your own skates to the rink.  
  • To make your visit enjoyable, review the rink’s rules of conduct 

Afterwards, grab a delicious, local favourite: Beavertails, and take a tour inside City Hall to visit the Barbara Ann Scott GalleryOttawa Sports Hall of Fame and the Karsh-Masson Gallery.  Galleries are free of charge.

City Hall Activities happening during Winterlude!

Winterlude is happening January 29 to February 15, 2016

Visit the official Winterlude website, for a complete itinerary of activities. Enjoy Winterlude Partner activities at City Hall, Lansdowne Park and Shenkman Arts Centre

12th Annual Enbridge FREE Pancake Breakfast

Marion Dewar Plaza

Saturday, January 30 at 10 am

Start off your Winterlude weekend with a yummy free pancake and hot chocolate. Sweet! 

(While supplies last). Presented by Enbridge Gas Distribution.

Enbridge Energy on Ice

Rink of Dreams

January 30 , 31 and February 2, 3, 6, 7, 13 & 14, at 11:30 am, 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm  

Join us for unique skating shows “Enbridge Energy on Ice,”

After the show, it’s your turn to take a spin around the ice on the Rink of Dreams.  Fun for the whole family!

Presented by Enbridge Gas Distribution.


Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa

January 31, February 7, 14,15, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Canada Science and Technology Museum will be bringing some of its most fun activities to Winterlude! Have an electrifying time with our Van de Graaff generator, or create images on a giant light box. For something out-of-this-world, come check out our meteorites and gaze at the stars in our inflatable planetarium. Brave the cold and join us outdoors for a series of scheduled activities., 613-991-3044

Presented by the Canadian Science and Technology Museum.

Cool Science Saturday

Jean Pigott Place, Ottawa City Hall

February 1 from 10 am to 5 pm

Warm up with Canada’s National Research Council (NRC) and its partners for one of the COOLEST science adventures of the season! During this special NRC centennial exposition, scientists and engineers from various labs and government organizations will come together to offer fun and fascinating activities, experiments, displays and demonstrations. Family fun and chilling science activities await you at Cool Science Saturday!

Presented by Canada’s National Research Council and its Partners.

On the Rocks

Ottawa City Hall

February 5, from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Every year for Winterlude, the Ottawa Art Gallery throws a party to celebrate winter cultures from around the world with the best in food, drink and art. Admission is $25 and includes food and drink. Advance tickets can be purchased for $20 on OAG’s website until February 1., 613-233-8699, extension 227

Presented by the Ottawa Art Gallery in partnership with the City of Ottawa and the Downtown Rideau BIA’s CHILL FACTOR.

Mnemonic (Re) Manifestations — Exhibition Tour with Barry Ace

Karsh-Masson Gallery, Ottawa City Hall

February 7 at 2 pm. The gallery is open daily 9 pm to 8 pm, including holidays

Join us for a tour of Mnemonic (Re)Manifestations with artist Barry Ace. Mnemonic (Re)Manifestations brings together recent works that draw inspiration from multiple facets of traditional Anishinaabeg (Odawa) culture and are sourced from historical research, traditional knowledge and found objects. The exhibition continues until March 6.

Presented by City of Ottawa Public Art Program.

Celebrate Ringette in Canada!

Marion Dewar Plaza

February 13 – 15, from 10 am to 5 pm

Come celebrate over 50 years of fun and learn the basics of ringette. Take part in a shooting skills clinic and have your photo taken with our mascot and Samantha Belle. Twitter: @ringettecanada1

Presented by Ringette Canada.

Annual Family Day Skating Party

Marion Dewar Plaza

February 15, from 11 am to 2 pm

Mayor Jim Watson invites everyone to join him for a Family Day skating party complete with winter fun. Enjoy skating at Ottawa City Hall with your favourite mascots! Free hot chocolate compliments of Ottawa’s BeaverTails (while quantities last). For more information, visit, or call 3-1-1.

Presented by the City of Ottawa.

About the Sens Rink of Dreams

  • The Construction of the Rink of Dreams was funded by the Sens Foundation, Hockey Canada and the City of Ottawa along with local partners and construction companies
  • The 12,500 square foot oval ice surface is one of the largest outdoor rinks in the City
  • The rink features LED lighting, a heated change hut and picnic tables and benches
  •  It operates annually from November to March seven days a week and serves as a community space during the spring and summer months
  •  The City works closely with the National Capital Commission (NCC) and other organizers to complement the many festivals and events in the downtown core

A crowd of City of Ottawa, Ottawa Senators and Hockey Canada officials cut the ribbon at Rink of  Dreams.

The ribbon was cut on opening night: January 25, 2012.



Sens Rink of Dreams

The Sens Rink of Dreams at Ottawa City Hall is open.