Who We Are

Ice skating on the Rideau Canal is enjoyed with friends and family and creates memorable moments for years to come. Come and enjoy this winter tradition in heart of the Capital. We carry all sizes of skates and helmets. Sleighs, skating trainers are also available.

About the Rideau Canal Skateway

Ottawa is home to the largest natural ice rink in the world, as designated by the Guinness World Records.

Each year, from January to February, the picturesque Rideau Canal, the only World Heritage Site by UNESCO in Ontario, freezes and welcomes thousands of visitors for winter fun. People come from all over the world to glide along the Rideau Canal Skateway to 7.8 kilometers (4.8 miles), stretching from the heart downtown Ottawa to Dows Lake, the largest surface.

NCC is responsible for maintaining the Rideau Canal!

According to the National Capital Commission (NCC), the rink hosts a daily average of 19,000 visitors during the winter months. So if you come to Ottawa during the winter season, it is definitely a activitée you do not want to miss! Access to the rink is free.

For more information on Rideau Canal Skateway ice conditions and visit the NCC website.

Group reservation

Your group could enjoy price reductions on rentals.

Rideau Canal

Ice skating on the biggest frozen skating rink in the world.

Equipment rental

Multiple possibilities of equipment for the perfect winter activity.