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Discover your city this winter

January 6, 2016
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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 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


January 6

  • eSAX (The Entrepreneur Social Advantage Experience), Horticulture Building, Lansdowne

January 7

  • Ottawa Senators vs. Florida Panthers, Canadian Tire Centre

January 8

  • Ottawa 67’s vs. Peterborough Petes, TD Place Arena, Lansdowne

January 8 and 9

  • Adieu je reste!, presented by MIFO, Shenkman Arts Centre


January 9

  • Ottawa Senators vs. Boston Bruins, Canadian Tire Centre
  • Ottawa 67’s vs. Mississauga Steelheads, TD Place Arena, Lansdowne

January 10

  • 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

January 15

  • Ottawa 67’s vs. Niagara IceDogs, TD Place Arena, Lansdowne


January 16

  • 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 to help motorists, cyclists and transit users get to their destination as easily as possible. 


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