RIDEAU HALL OUTDOOR SKATING RINK
1, promenade Sussex, Ottawa, (Ontario), K1A 0A1
The outdoor skating rink was originally built in 1872, during the mandate of the Earl of Dufferin, Canada’s third governor general. Along with his wife, Lady Dufferin, who quickly became a keen skater herself, he organized many skating parties during his stay at Rideau Hall. Today, you can step back in time and go for a skate on this historic rink which is also now refrigerated. Winter Pavilion: lace up your skates and leave your bags in this stunning heritage building, located next to the rink. Don’t miss its small exhibit about the history of winter sports at Rideau Hall. Public Skating from December 1st, 2018 to March 24th, 2019 (weather permitting); Saturdays and Sundays, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. (without reservations). Organized groups of 20 people or more may reserve for 1.5 hours. NOTE: Rideau Hall is a working residence and official events may require unforeseen changes to your visit. As this is an outdoor facility, the schedule may vary during the season according to...