The Canada 150 rink on Parliament Hill is the highlight of a partnership between the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Ottawa International Hockey Festival (OIHF) to provide a uniquely Canadian experience to close out the Canada 150 celebration year.
Located on the southeast lawn of Parliament Hill, the Canada 150 rink provides an opportunity for Canadians and visitors of all ages to lace-up their skates and participate in free skate time, as well as a variety of winter, cultural and sports activities.
Open from Dec. 7, 2017 to Feb. 25, 2018, the Canada 150 rink will feature seating for approximately 1,000, public skating opportunities, minor hockey clinics and games, ice sport demonstrations and more!
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ABOUT THE OIHF
Each year the Ottawa International Hockey Festival (OIHF) hosts a celebration of hockey in the nation’s capital during the holiday season, hosting the Bell Capital Cup hockey tournament – the premier international atom and peewee hockey tournament in the world.
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Since its inception in 2000, the Ottawa International Hockey Festival has welcomed more than 6,400 teams in any one of nineteen atom and peewee divisions from Canada, the United States, China, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Russia and Sweden among other countries.
In addition to tournament play, the festival features friendly games prior to the start of the tournament, skills competitions or all-star games for each division, a special hockey division and various other programming components including tournament parties, pin trading and cultural exchanges with all championship games typically held at Canadian Tire Centre, home of the National Hockey League’s Ottawa Senators. Championship games for the 2017 tournament will be held on the Canada 150 Rink at Parliament Hill.
As a not-for-profit organization, the OIHF has contributed more than $2,000,000 to charities and minor hockey associations in the National Capital Region since 2000.