Marion Dewar Plaza,
Ottawa City Hall,
110 Laurier Avenue West
Weather permitting the Sens Rink of Dreams is open daily from 6 am to 11 pm. The heated changing facility is open daily from 8 am to 11 pm.
Your visit to the rink should be enjoyable for everyone. Review the rink’s rules of conduct before you arrive. Please bring your own skates to the rink. There are no skate rental services available.
January 30 to February 16, 2015
Visit the official Winterlude web site, for a complete itinerary of activities.
Enjoy skating on the state of the art refrigerated Rink of Dreams and, of course, eating a delicious, local favourite: Beavertails. Afterwards, take a tour inside City Hall and visit the Barbara Ann Scott Gallery, Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame and the Karsh-Masson Gallery. Galleries are free of charge.
City Hall and Lansdowne Park are proud partners of Winterlude. Also enjoy activities at Lansdowne Park.
Rink of Dreams
Saturdays and Sundays, January 31, February 1, 7, 8, 14 & 15, 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.
Hockey Day Celebration
Kick off Hockey Day in Canada and join the Ottawa Senators Foundation for a family skate on the Sens Rink of Dreams.
Saturday, February 14
8:00 – 10:00 am
Annual Family Day Skating Party
Marion Dewar Plaza and Sens Rink of Dreams
Monday, February 16, 11:00 am
Mayor Jim Watson invites residents to join him for a Family Day skating party complete with winter fun. Free hot chocolate and special guests.
How it Began - Sens Rink of Dreams
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.
The 2012-2013 skating season was launched with the official opening on November 30, 2012 and official closing on March 31, 2013, resulting in 120 skating days (2 days of closure due to weather). The Rink of Dreams was enjoyed by 59,672 skaters during supervised hours.
Sens 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, 2013 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.
January 25, 2012
The ribbon is cut on January 25, 2012.