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Discover your city this winter

February 18, 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 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 18

  • Ottawa Senators vs Carolina Hurricanes, Canadian Tire Centre

February 19

  • Preschool Playdates, Billings Estate National Historic Site
  • Ottawa 67’s vs. Kingston Frontenacs, TD Place Arena, Lansdowne
  • Snowshoeing Under the Stars, Pinhey's Point Historic Site


February 20

  • Into the Kitchen, Billings Estate National Historic Site
  • Celebration IWAI, presented by Oto-Wa Taiko, Centrepointe Theatre
  • Speak! The Initiative, Horticulture Building, Lansdowne
  • Ottawa 67’s vs. Niagara Ice Dogs, TD Place Arena, Lansdowne
  • Ottawa Senators vs Detroit Red Wings, Canadian Tire Centre
  • Kinderconcerts: Recorders on the Run, presented by the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Shenkman Arts Centre and Centrepointe Theatres, in partnership with Jeunesses Musicales of Canada. Centrepointe Studio Theatre and Shenkman Arts Centre
  • Winter Market, presented by C.A.B. Expos, Shenkman Arts Centre

February 21

  • Kingdom Culture, Horticulture Building, Lansdowne
  • Steven Wright, presented by Centrepointe Theatres
  • Meet the Artists, presented by Shenkman Arts Centre

February 24

  • Free Workshop Wednesday, Horticulture Building, Lansdowne

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
  • Ottawa 67’s vs. London Knights, TD Place Arena, Lansdowne

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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