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Discover your city this winter – March Break edition

March 2, 2016
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Ottawa – It’s Winter in the City and there’s a lot to do in and around Ottawa, especially during March Break, March 14 to 18.

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, including special March Break activities:


Runs until March 19
Taverns and Troublemakers exhibit, Gallery 112, Ottawa Central Archives


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

March 6

  • Ottawa Farmers’ Winter Market, Aberdeen Pavilion, Lansdowne
  • Café Classico - Silflay String Quartet with opening performance by Ottawa Suzuki Strings’ Stellae Boreales, presented by Shenkman Arts Centre Presents
  • Snippets, presented by: Rag & Bone Puppet Theatre, Shenkman Arts Centre
  • Ottawa Senators vs Dallas Stars, Canadian Tire Centre

March 10

  • Paint Nite - The Ocean ROCKS!, presented by Paint Nite Canada Inc., Shenkman Arts Centre

March 11

  • Preschool Playdates, Billings Estate National Historic Site
  • 21st YTK STUDIO Shooting Stars’ Operatic Showcase: “The Last Five…”, presented by: YTK Studio, Shenkman Arts Centre
  • Steve Hill CD Release Party with special guest Paul Reddick, presented by: Shenkman Arts Centre Presents

March 12

  • Forever Young Roller Disco, Horticulture Building, Lansdowne
  • 21st YTK STUDIO Shooting Stars’ Operatic Showcase: “The Last Five…”, presented by: YTK Studio, Shenkman Arts Centre
  • Louis-Jean Cormier – Les grandes artères, presented by: MIFO and Radio-Canada, Shenkman Arts Centre
  • Ottawa Senators vs Toronto Maple Leafs, Canadian Tire Centre

March Break activities, March 14 to 18

  • March Break at the Museum, Billings Estate National Historic Site
  • Settlers Through Time, Nepean Museum
  • March Break Camps, register on

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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