The Canada 150 rink will provide the unique opportunity for Canadians and visitors of all ages to skate in the shadow of Parliament Hill’s iconic Peace Tower. Open from December 7th, 2017 to February 25th, 2018, the rink will feature hundreds of hours of public skating, allowing more than 100,000 Canadians a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to skate on Parliament Hill.
Skating is FREE
Must have a pass to skate
Passes are available online up to 2 days in advance (reservation begins at noon)
Book a group of up to 50 people by emailing [email protected].
Note: group bookings only available weekdays before 4pm, excludes weekends and holidays (Dec. 22 – Jan. 1). Subject to availability.
Reserve your public skating passes using the calendar below:
Skating on the Canada150 Rink
Passes available beginning December 5TH at 12 p.m. for December 7TH skating sessions. Subsequently, each day at noon, skating passes will be made available to the public 48 hours in advance of the skating day.
To assist with an expected high-level of demand, for safety precautions and to ensure everyone’s experience is as enjoyable as possible, interested skaters must obtain a skating pass for each skater in their party via the above calendar. Individuals may obtain a maximum of six (6) passes at a time.
Skating passes will be released 48 hours prior to each available date between December 7th and February 25th* at 12:00 pm ET (for example, passes for December 7th will be available on December 5th at noon est, further examples are available below).
Passes are complimentary and are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis and may not be resold under any circumstances. Each skating session will be 40 minutes in length.
Please note that ice times can be cancelled, shortened or modified at any time without notice for circumstances beyond the control of the Canada 150 Rink staff.
Skate rentals are available – learn more.
Please see below for information on rink rules and regulations.
Skating Pass Availability Example:
To assist in making the Canada 150 rink as accessible to as many Canadians as possible, skating passes will be made available at noon each day for the skating sessions 48 hours (2 days) from the applicable date. For example:
- On December 5th at 12:00 pm ET, passes will become available for December 7th.
- On December 6th at 12:00 pm ET, passes will become available for December 8th.
- On December 7th at 12:00 pm ET, passes will become available for December 9th and so forth.
*Please note some dates during this duration are booked for programming, and are not available for public skating.
Skating Pass Holders
Skating pass holders for each skating session are encouraged to arrive 45min-1 hour in advance of their scheduled skating session.
Upon arrival to Parliament Hill/Canada 150 rink, pass holders will be directed to the north side of the Canada 150 rink to present their passes (either printed out or on their phones) to gain access to the skate change area and prepare for their skate.
To expedite the check-in process, participants are encouraged NOT to bring bags onto Parliament Hill and to have their passes readily available for scanning.
Public Skating Rules of Conduct
Guests skating during the public skating hours are asked to obey the following rules of conduct to ensure a safe and pleasant skating experience:
- Only persons wearing skates are permitted on the ice surface.
- It is highly recommended that all skaters wear a CSA-approved helmet during all skating sessions.
- Patrons attending must have a responsible adult of 18 years of age to accompany children 12 years and under. Carrying children while on the ice surface, including baby carriers, is prohibited.
- Food and drinks are not to be taken on the ice surface.
- Please report all accidents or injuries to the on-site supervisor immediately.
- Hockey sticks and/or pucks are prohibited during public skating sessions.
- Only E-Z gliders are permitted as an aid.
- Rough play, speed, figure skating and multiplayer games (i.e. tag and races), foul language or inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated.
- Wheelchairs and strollers are permitted during skating sessions, with the accompaniment of a responsible person age 18 or older with skates on.
- Wheels must be cleaned of sand and salt prior to entering the ice surface to ensure the safety of skaters.
- CSA approved helmets are required for wheelchair and stroller occupants.
Please note participation in Canada 150 Rink programming and activities involves certain risks. For example, as an outdoor rink the Canada 150 Rink’s ice surface may be snowy or uneven and the site surrounding the Rink may be snowy, icy or uneven, despite best efforts to maintain the Rink and the surrounding site. Site conditions may also change quickly due to weather conditions or use by the public. It is recommended that attendees remain attentive to site conditions in order to reduce the risk of injuries and/or damage to property. Anyone taking part in Canada 150 Rink programming and/or activities freely accepts and assumes all risks as well as waives any and all claims against Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, Ottawa International Hockey Festival, Capital Sports Management Inc., and Capital Sports & Entertainment Inc., on their own behalf as well as on behalf of any person for whom they are responsible in law, from any loss, damage or injury caused by his/her participation in any Canada 150 Rink programming and/or activity.
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