The Best Places for Skating in Ottawa 2022

December 22, 2022

Time to sift through the garage or storage room and dust off those skates for the holidays! Here are some of the best places for skating experiences this holiday season.

City of Ottawa Outdoor Skating Rinks

There are tons of outdoor skating rinks. You can see all the locations here

  • Cost: Free

Skate in Ottawa’s Largest Rink on the Rideau Canal 

The most famous skating spot! 

Skate Through A Forest At Patinage En Forets 

Skate in Ottawa through a 3km trail through the trees at Patinage En Forets. Click here to buy tickets and also learn about dates where you can skate at night.

  • Address: 9 Mnt Beausoleil, Lac-des-Loups
  • Hours: 9 am to dusk
  • Cost:
    • Adults: $16/day, $48/season
    • Children (6 to 17): $12/day, $36/season
    • Children (5 and under): free
    • Families (2 adults, 2 children): $48/day, $144/season
  • Skate Rentals: $10, limited available

Skate Through An Apple Orchard At RiverOak Estates Skating Trail 

Skate in Ottawa on a 3km trail through an apple orchard at RiverOak Estate

  • Address: 2900 York’s Corners Rd, Metcalfe
  • Hours: Wed-Thurs 11 am-6 pm, Fri 11 am-8 pm, Sat 9 am-8 pm, Sun 9 am-5 pm
  • Cost: single day ($13.50/adult and $9 youth), 3 day and season passes also available
  • Skate Rentals: bring your own skates

Skate Through A Forest At Icelynd

Head to Icelynd Skating Trails, Ottawa’s newest skating adventure. Make sure to purchase a pass in advance

  • Address: 6865 Fernbank Road, Stittsville
  • Hours: Tuesday to Thursday 3-8pm, Friday-Saturday 10am-10pm, Sunday 10am-7pm 
  • Cost: $18 Adult, $12 Child/Senior, Ice Rink can be booked at an hourly rate
  • Skate Rentals: bring your own skates

Skate Through A Maze at Éco-Odyssée 

Éco-Odyssée has transformed their water maze into a skating playground. There are 5km of skating trails through the maze, and you can also visit at night. 

  • Address: 52 Chem. des Sources, Wakefield
  • Hours: Thursday to Sunday until March 6th
  • Cost: $20/adult and $15 youth, children under 3 free
  • Skate Rentals: bring your own skates

Skate Through A Forest at Countryside Adventures

The great thing about Countryside Adventures is that you can skate, snowshoe, or cross country ski through their different paths.

  • Address: 16495 Sixth Rd, Moose Creek, ON
  • Hours: Mon-Wed 10 am-10 pm, Thurs – Sat 10 am to 10 pm, Sun 10 am to dark
  • Cost for Skating
    • Adults: $12/day, $50/season
    • Children (6 to 15): $8/day, $35/season
    • Children (5 and under): free
    • Senior/Military: $8/day, $35/season
    • Reserve your tickets for skating here
  • Skate Rentals: $10, limited available

Skate Through A Forest At Laurentian Valley Trail in the Ottawa Valley

Glide through the trees on this 1.5km skating trail on Laurentian Valley Skating Trail. You’ll find this trail near Pembroke. 

  • Address: 2 Henan Road, Pembroke
  • Hours: Daily 10am-4pm, Night Skates Thursdays and Saturdays from 6pm-9pm
  • Cost: Free, donations welcome
  • Bring your own skates

Skate at Historic Rideau Hall 

  • Address: 1 Sussex Dr, Ottawa
  • Hours: Open daily, for a 1.5 hour timeslot between 10 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., by reservation only. Timeslots are available at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m. or 6 p.m.
  • Cost: Free
  • Bring your own skates