Terry Fox Athletic Facility

This outdoor sports facility features an extensive outdoor track and field complex featuring an international standard lighted 400-metre polyurethane-surfaced eight-lane running track with multiple throwing and jumping event facilities. The facility also has 3 lighted premium classed sports fields.

During the winter, the facility turns into a cross-country ski centre (Mooney's Bay Ski Centre) featuring five-kilometre of track set lit trails for classic and skate-skiing and includes a ski school for all ages and abilities.

Location and contact

2960 Riverside Drive
Ottawa ON K1V 8N4



  • Mooney's Bay Ski Centre is closed for the season. 
  • Terry Fox Athletic Facility will open April 17, 2023.


Drop-in fees

  • Adult (19 to 64) $5.25
  • Youth (13 to18) $4
  • Senior (65+) $4
  • Child (6 to 12) $2.75


  • Four-month
    • Adult $110.25
    • Senior $83
    • Youth $83
  • Six-month
    • Adult $164.75
    • Senior $123.50
    • Youth $123.50

10-visit pass

  • Adult $47.50
  • Seniors $36
  • Youth $36

Mooney's Bay Ski Centre

The Mooney's Bay Ski Centre at Terry Fox Athletic Facility has everything for cross-country skiers. You can enjoy 5 km of groomed and well-lit trails.

Ski centre features

  • 5 km of groomed trails for both classic and skate (freestyle) skiing techniques
  • Lit trails for night skiing
  • Free parking
  • Indoor change rooms and washrooms
  • Ski school
  • Ski tuck shop
  • Free use of indoor wax benches and waxing irons (subject to availability)
  • Free information on equipment, clothing, waxing, trails and related services
  • Rentals by Lafleur de la Capital: 613-298-3775


  • $3.75 per day
  • Adult season pass: $40.50
  • Child, youth, and senior season pass: $37.25
Trail conditions 

Mooney’s Bay Cross Country Ski Conditions.


The cross-country ski school in Mooney's Bay Park usually offers lessons daily with convenient day and evening options. Lessons are usually one hour long. Available January through March.

  • Lessons for children, youth and adults from experienced and qualified instructors
  • Classes for all abilities from beginner to advanced.
  • Classic or skate skiing lessons.

Private lessons

Semi-private or small group lessons

  • Special group packages are available.
  • All group members must pay at the same time to receive the discounted rate.
Lesson fees
  • Customized one-on-one lesson: $89.25
  • Semi-private lesson with a friend or family members: $69 per person
  • Small group (five people maximum): $156.75

For rental availability and information, please call the facility.

Amenities and features

  • Adjacent park with play structures
  • On site parking

Accessibility features

  • Entrance/Exit
  • Floor surfaces
  • Interior
  • Parking
  • Washrooms