Ottawa – It’s Winter in the City and there’s a lot to do in and around Ottawa.
Enjoy the season by going for a skate at a City facility or signing up for a course. Join the excitement at a Senators game or at Lansdowne with the Ottawa 67’s. Celebrate the arts at Centrepointe Theatres and Shenkman Arts Centre, or discover the past at a City museum or the Ottawa Archives.
Dust off your skates because the Sens Rink of Dreams, Ben Franklin Place Skating Rink and the Lansdowne Skating Court are open, or sled down one of the City’s approved sledding hills while weather and hill conditions permit. Keep checking ottawa.ca for updates. Also, public skating sessions at City facilities are free on weekends until March 27, 2016, compliments of RBC Royal Bank.
Visit Mooney's Bay Park (Terry Fox Athletic Facility) and enjoy 5 km of groomed and well-lit ski trails. Learn or improve your skills with a lesson package that suits you.
City Hall is a great place to visit this season with the Karsh-Masson Gallery, Barbara Ann Scott Gallery, and the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame.
Be sure to check out Winter in the City to keep up-to-date on what’s happening around town.
Winter in the City 10-day look ahead:
Runs until January 7
Christmas Lights Across Canada, illumination of landmarks and sites along Confederation Boulevard — including Parliament Hill
Runs until February 29
You can enjoy two hours of free on-site parking at Lansdowne when you have lunch at any Lansdowne restaurant between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday to Friday. Bring your underground parking garage ticket to a participating restaurant to receive the free parking validation. And remember to bring your skates so you can visit the Skating Court too.
Runs until March 19
Taverns and Troublemakers exhibit, Gallery 112, Ottawa Central Archives
- eSAX (The Entrepreneur Social Advantage Experience), Horticulture Building, Lansdowne
- Ottawa Senators vs. Florida Panthers, Canadian Tire Centre
- Ottawa 67’s vs. Peterborough Petes, TD Place Arena, Lansdowne
January 8 and 9
- Adieu je reste!, presented by MIFO, Shenkman Arts Centre
- Ottawa Senators vs. Boston Bruins, Canadian Tire Centre
- Ottawa 67’s vs. Mississauga Steelheads, TD Place Arena, Lansdowne
- Snippets, presented by Rag & Bone Puppet Theatre, Shenkman Arts Centre
- Ottawa Farmers’ Winter Market, Aberdeen Pavilion, Lansdowne
January 13 to 15
- Contact Ontarois 2016, presented by Réseau Ontario, Shenkman Arts Centre
- Ottawa 67’s vs. Niagara IceDogs, TD Place Arena, Lansdowne
- kick IT, a dance club for kids, Centrepointe Theatres Presents, Centrepointe Studio
Plan your route before heading out to your next event. The City of Ottawa has a number of online tools at ottawa.ca to help motorists, cyclists and transit users get to their destination as easily as possible.