Discover your city this winter

February 24, 2016
Public Service Announcement


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 when weather and hill conditions permit. Keep checking for updates. Also, public skating sessions at City facilities are free on weekends until March 27, 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 how to cross-country ski 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 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


February 26

  • Preschool Playdates, Billings Estate National Historic Site
  • Snowshoeing Under the Stars, Pinhey's Point Historic Site
  • Romeo & Juliet, Presented by CLASSICAL THEATRE PROJECT, Centrepointe Studio Theatre
  • Ottawa 67’s vs. Sudbury Wolves, TD Place Arena, Lansdowne


February 27

  • Into the Kitchen, Billings Estate National Historic Site
  • Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat, presented by Shenkman Arts Centre Presents
  • Showdown at the OOPS Corral!, presented by OYP Theatre School, Shenkman Arts Centre
  • Ottawa 67’s vs. London Knights, TD Place Arena, Lansdowne
  • Cabin Fever Goodbye Winter Family Fête, Horticulture Building, Lansdowne


February 28

  • Ottawa Farmers’ Winter Market, Aberdeen Pavilion, Lansdowne
  • Kingdom Culture, Horticulture Building, Lansdowne


March 1

  • Multi-employer Job Fair, presented by: Employment Ontario and La Cité Collegiale, Shenkman Arts Centre
  • Ottawa Senators vs St. Louis Blues, Canadian Tire Centre


March 3

  • Ottawa Senators vs Tampa Bay Lightning, Canadian Tire Centre


March 4 to 13

  • A Chorus Line, presented by Orpheus Musical Theatre, Centrepointe Theatres


March 4

  • Preschool Playdates, Billings Estate National Historic Site
  • Cathy Gauthier – Pas trop catholique, presented by: MIFO and Desjardins, Shenkman Arts Centre


March 5 to 13

  • Tim Hortons Brier, TD Place Arena, Lansdowne


March 5

  • Alice in Wonderland, presented by Missoula Children’s Theatre, Shenkman Arts Centre


Plan your route before heading out to your next event. The City of Ottawa has a number of online tools at to help motorists, cyclists and transit users get to their destination as easily as possible. 


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