Weather permitting, the Rink of Dreams is open daily from 06:00 to 23:00 and the heated changing facility is open daily from 08:00 to 23:00.
2013 Upcoming events
Join us for the official launch of the 2013 Winterlude festivities that will be held at the Rink of Dreams, located in Marion Dewar Plaza. This will be the first of many events held on the Rink of Dreams during Winterlude from February 1 to 18, 2013.
Skate with Mayor Jim Watson at the Family Day Skating Party on February 18th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Rink of Dreams at a glance
On January 25, 2012, Mayor Jim Watson; Cyril Leeder, President of Senators Sports and Entertainment; Danielle Robinson, President of the Ottawa Sens Foundation; and Claude Allain, Vice-Chair at Large for the Hockey Canada Foundation, were on hand to officially open the Rink of Dreams and welcome the skaters, along with Senators players Erik Karlsson and Milan Michalek, Senators General Manager Bryan Murray and Senators head coach Paul MacLean.
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 a refrigerated outdoor skating facility situated on Marion Dewar Plaza at Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West and 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.
In 2012, there were 45 skating days where 14,600 skaters enjoyed the first season.
Rink of Dreams Accepts Regroupement des gens d'affaires de la Capitale nationale (RGA) Project of the Year Award
Photo by Martin Roy, LeDroit
Left to right: Yannick Allard, Regroupement des gens d'affaires de la Capitale nationale (RGA); Mayor Watson;Danielle Robinson, Senators Foundation; and Councillor Mathieu Fleury
At a gala event on April 20 at the Ottawa Convention Centre, representatives from the City and the Ottawa Senators Foundation accepted the Project of the Year award for the Rink of Dreams from the Regroupement des gens d'affaires de la Capitale nationale (RGA).
The RGA recognizes businesses and organizations that have distinguished themselves for the performance of their company, their social or community commitment and their recognition of bilingualism's importance in business.
Monday, February 18, 2013
Skating on the Rink of Dreams on Family Day.
Monday, February 18, 2013
Enjoy a Beavertail and hot chocolate at the Rink of Dreams.
January 25, 2012
The ribbon is cut on January 25, 2012.