Balancing on two metal blades is like cycling:once you’ve mastered it, you want to go full speed ahead. Feel the crisp winter air on your face, find your rhythm and keep time to the music ... sounds like a dream! In the Outaouais region, you can skate in the heart of the city, and there are two great spots to do it! In downtown Gatineau, join the crowd on the Brewery Creek neighbourhood ice rink. In Ottawa, a highlight of winter is the Rideau Canal skateway, the world’s largest skating rink. Itching to escape the urban hustle and bustle? Surrounded by trees, Lac-Beauchamp Park is a natural oasis in the middle of the city of Gatineau. You can even rent equipment on site. So lace up your skates and get out on the ice! In the Outaouais region, discover or rediscover skating, a popular winter sport that’s free and fun for all ages.

Olympic hockey rinks (approximate area of the Rideau Canal)