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This week at Lansdowne

February 16 & 17 - Winter Brewfest

February 17 - Crackup Snowman Challenge & Zip-E the Clown

February 18- Lantern making workshops

February 18 - Ottawa Farmer's Market (Winter Market)

 

 

Winter fun

Winter Garden

February 3 – 18

Lansdowne Civic Garden

Join us as we transform the Civic Garden into a glowing garden of sculpted snow and lanterns.

Weather permitting snow lanterns will be in the garden throughout Snowmania. Lanterns are lit Saturday and Sunday evenings from 6-8pm. 

Feb 4, 11, 18: Winter Garden Lantern Workshops

Bring a clean jar or can and make a lanternFamily entertainment with Zip-E the Clown/Eccentric Adam

Unikkaaqtuarniq: Stories from the North

Thursday, February 1 to Sunday, February 4, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Opening reception Feb 1, 6pm

Aberdeen Square

Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival presents Unikkaaqtuarniq: Stories from the North, an outdoor screening highlighting Indigenous filmmaking from the Arctic. Experience a 1 hour continuous looping program of short films by Inuit and Sámi filmmakers projected in a theatre made of snow. A welcoming reception will be held indoors at the Horticultural building with performances, snacks, and Hot beverages on Feb 1.

Winterlude Rollerskating

Saturday, Feb. 10, 5-7pm & 8-10 pm

Aberdeen Pavilion

Warm up with a retro roller disco in the Aberdeen Pavilion! Family friendly with quad skate rentals available in advance from the Ottawa Quad Rollerskating Club.

Register online.

Register in person at any City of Ottawa recreation facility.

Book skates online  Sizes are limited so arrange your rentals early. Feel free to bring your own quad or inline skates.

Need a recreation account? Create an account online or call  613-580-2588 Monday to Friday, from 7 am to 7 pm (except on statutory holidays) and follow the prompts.

Children 14 years and under are required to register with an adult who will be responsible for their supervision.

Children 10 and under are required to wear a CSA approved helmet.

Entry will be by the WEST doors of the Aberdeen Pavilion. Please check in upon arrival to receive your wristband.

This City of Ottawa program is offered in collaboration with the Ottawa Quad Rollerskating Club and Neon Skates

Registration fee is $9.25 for Adults and Youth; $8.25 for Children. Skate rentals are paid for separately.

Barcodes for registration:

5-7pm

Adult 1168411

Child 1168414

Youth 1168416

8-10 pm

Adult 1168413

Child 1168415

Youth 1168417

Questions? 

Contact jeanine.anderson@ottawa.ca

Yoga with Rama Lotus

Feb 4 & 11, Horticulture Building, 10-11am

Free yoga for all ages led by instructors from Rama Lotus.

Crackup Snowmania Challenge, Most Snowmen Built in One Hour

Saturday, February 17, 11 a.m. to 1p.m.

Help break last year's record by building over 3,000 snowmen at Lansdowne Park and support mental health in our community!

Presented by the Alterna Savings Crackup Comedy Festival.

Recreation programs

Play and learn at Lansdowne Park!

Fall/Winter Programs

Need assistance or more information? Click here or phone 613-580-2424 x17323.

Preschool Children Family Adult

Loose Parts Playground - Parent & Me 

Loose Parts Playground

Rollerskating-Open Skate

Intro to Bullet Journaling
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  Ice Skating-Junior Gliders Low Ratio Rollerskating-Level 2 Ice Skating-Intermediate
  Ice Skating-Intro to Ice Family Maker Studio-Electrical Gizmos Ice Skating-Intro to Ice
    Family Maker Studio-Things That Go!  
    Family Maker Studio-Crafty Builds  
    Family Maker Studio-Light & Sound  

Program information and registration at Join Ottawa

Register for recreation programs - Online or by touch tone by calling 3-1-1.

Need a recreation account? Create an account online or call  613-580-2588 Monday to Friday, from 7 am to 7 pm (except on statutory holidays) and follow the prompts.

Course Requirements

Family Rollerskating - Aberdeen Pavilion

Children 14 years and under are required to register with an adult who will be responsible for their supervision.

Children 10 and under are required to wear a CSA approved helmet.

Rent quad skates in advance from the Ottawa Quad Rollerskating Club. Sizes are limited so arrange your rentals early. Feel free to bring your own quad or inline skates.

Entry will be by the WEST doors of the Aberdeen Pavilion. Please check in upon arrival to receive your wristband.

This City of Ottawa program is offered in collaboration with the Ottawa Quad Rollerskating Club and Neon Skates

Rollerskating - Open Skate

Skate rentals must be pre-arranged at least one week in advance to ensure that you get the required size. Email your rental requirements to: jeanine.anderson@ottawa.ca

Children 14 years and under are required to register with an adult who will be responsible for their supervision.

Children 10 and under are required to wear a CSA approved helmet.

Family Maker Studios

Pre-school children are required to attend with an adult.

Get the most from the experience by registering with your children. These workshops are best when the whole family plays and learns together!

What’s at Lansdowne?

With old favourites, like the Aberdeen Pavilion and Horticulture Building, and exciting new features like the Water Plaza, Children’s Garden and Skating Court, Lansdowne has something for everyone. 

Here is a glimpse of what you can expect to find throughout the year at the new Lansdowne.

Lansdowne Park

Lansdowne Park is a world-class attraction that blends modern amenities, courtyards, heritage buildings and green space. This urban public destination, situated right in the heart of city, offers programming on a year-round basis. It features events and activities for all ages and all seasons. 

Overview of TD Place, the Shops at Lansdowne and Lansdowne Park. All park amenities are outlined in the Park amenities table.

(Enlarge image of TD Place, the Shops at Lansdowne and Lansdowne Park)

Visitors are welcome to use the park daily from 5 am to 11 pm. Pedestrians and cyclists travelling through Lansdowne Park should practice awareness and caution around heavy vehicles and equipment. Your safety is our priority.


Aberdeen Pavilion Features:

Photo of Aberdeen Pavillion 

This Ottawa landmark, with capacity for 2,800 visitors, will be available for special events and community use.

Aberdeen Square

Courtyard - home to the Ottawa Farmers' Market

Just north of Aberdeen Pavilion, this courtyard is home to the Ottawa Farmers’ Market.

Basketball Courts

Basketball courts at Lansdowne Park

In warmer months, the skating court is converted into basketball courts. During major events at TD Place, the bike corral occupies this space and basketball is unavailable.

Children’s Play Area

Children’s Play Area at Lansdowne Park 

A colourful, dynamic and fully accessible play space featuring a play structure for children.

Civic Gardens 

An exhibit of local floral plants, is the perfect space for family picnics.  

East Court

Photo of courtyards

Lansdowne’s history is reflected in this heritage gateway, flanked by Aberdeen Pavilion and the Horticulture Building.

Event Square

Photo of Event Square 

The courtyard west of Aberdeen Pavilion, is the main entrance to the park from the Shops at Lansdowne.

Great Lawn

Photo of Great Lawn

With a capacity of up to 17,000 people, the Great lawn is a great space for festivals, family picnics, or a game of ultimate.

Heirloom Orchard 

Lansdowne Park features more than 800 trees, including an orchard of heirloom apple trees.

The Hill

Overlooking the great lawn, the Hill features "Moving Surfaces," a sculpture that uses light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to project dynamic video.

Horticulture Building

Horticulture Building at Lansdowne Park

This heritage building is a revitalized public space for special events and community use.

Shuttle Loop

During non-event periods, short-term parking for drop-off/pick-up is permitted along the shuttle loop at the northeast entrance to the park.

Skateboard Ramps

Skateboard Ramps at Lansdowne Park

A series of skateboard ramps ideally suited to beginners.

Skating Court

Ottawa’s newest refrigerated outdoor skating rink is featured prominently in the City’s winter programs.

South Court

South of Aberdeen Pavilion, this square offers seating and space for outdoor performances and festivals.

Water Plaza

Enjoy the soothing sounds of cascading water from the “Uplift” monument or the 52 dancing water jets that encourage play throughout the summer months.

TD Place at Lansdowne

This stunning 24,000 seat stadium is home to the Ottawa Redblacks (Canadian Football League) and the Ottawa Fury FC (North American Soccer League). The arena at TD Place has a capacity of over 9,000 and is home of the Ottawa 67’s (Ontario Hockey League). Both venues can also host concerts and special events.

Getting to Lansdowne

Google Map of Lansdowne

 

1525 Princess Patricia Way
Ottawa, ON K1S 5J3
613-580-2429

 

 

There are lots of options for getting to Lansdowne.

On normal days, you can take transit, drive, cycle or walk.

For special events, Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group is providing a range of travel options for you to get to and from TD Stadium.

Transit

OC Transpo provides regular service to Lansdowne on routes 6 and 7. 

Enhanced transit service will also be available for major events at TD Place or Lansdowne.

Driving

An underground parking garage provides spaces for everyday visitors to shop, use the park, and visit the stadium. Spaces are also reserved for office tenants and residents. Please note that only Club Seat ticket holders will have access to parking on game days.

Cycle

The re-developed Lansdowne includes more than 600 bike parking spaces across the site. Secure bike parking will also be provided for major events.

The City’s improved network of multi-use pathways and cycle lanes make this healthy travel choice safer and easier than ever. The City has identified a number of routes for cyclists of all levels to get to Lansdowne. 

Cycling Map

Walk

All of the pathways leading to Lansdowne are fully accessible, providing everyone the opportunity to enjoy all of the local sites and amenities on your way.

Park and Shuttle service

To get to games at TD Place, REDBLACKS ticket holders have the option to use a Park & Shuttle service offered by Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG). Event-goers will drive to nearby parking lots and take a free shuttle ride to the stadium.

Shuttles will enter Lansdowne from Queen Elizabeth Driveway for the first half of the season. OSEG, the City of Ottawa and the National Capital Commission (NCC) will monitor and assess impacts to the driveway and community and recommend a plan for the rest of the season to establish a long-term plan for reliable transit.