You’re Invited: Ottawa’s Rideau Canal Skateway & Contest + Free Skateway App

This video presents “New Rideau Canal Skateway clip.”

When winter arrives in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, the Rideau Canal is transformed into the Rideau Canal Skateway, the world’s largest skating rink with FREE admission.

Skate through the heart of Canada’s Capital on the Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • The Skateway is 7.8 kilometres long, and begins just steps from Canada’s Parliament Buildings.
  • The scenic skating rink extends to Dows Lake.
  • In between, warm up at rest areas, where there are toasty fires, hot drinks and tasty snacks.

Win a Rideau Canal Skateway Prize Package!

This contest is:

  • organized by the National Capital Commission (“the NCC”);
  • ending Sunday, February 2, at 10 pm (EST); and
  • opened to certain Canadian citizens 18 years of age and over who reside in Canada.
    • No purchase is necessary to enter this contest.

One person will win the Prize Package containing the following items:

  • a $200 gift card for Sports Experts,
  • a one-hour sleigh tour on the Rideau Canal Skateway ($60 value),
  • Rideau Canal Skateway souvenirs ($40 value), and
  • two BeaverTails® pastries and two hot chocolates ($13 value)

The approximate total retail value of the prize package is $313, before taxes.

  • The winner is responsible for any additional expenses not mentioned above that are related to the use or claiming of the prize.

For a chance to win, please fill out the form on the “Rideau Canal Skateway” Facebook page at, which entitles you to one ballot.

  • It is possible to earn additional ballots by referring friends to participate in the contest.
  • Please note that a limit of six ballots per valid email address will be accepted (one ballot for the original contest entry form, plus up to five extra ballots for referrals).
  • There will be one draw to select the prize winner, which will take place at 10 am (EST), on Monday, February 3, at the NCC’s headquarters in Ottawa.

Please click here to obtain the complete official contest rules and regulations (pdf).

Contact Info

Phone (613) 239-5000

“Nouveau clip de la patinoire du canal Rideau.”

  • En hiver, une des principales attractions à Ottawa est sans doute la patinoire du canal Rideau, la plus grande patinoire du monde.
    • Venez patiner au cœur du centre-ville d’Ottawa, sur le canal Rideau, site du patrimoine de l’UNESCO.
  • D’une longueur de 7,8 kilomètres, la patinoire commence à quelques pas des édifices du Parlement canadien et se prolonge jusqu’au lac Dows.
    • Chemin faisant, les patineurs peuvent se réchauffer aux aires de repos, devant un feu, et savourer une boisson chaude et une collation.

 Aucun achat n’est requis.

Participez et courez
la chance de gagner ce prix.

Une carte-cadeau de 200 $ de Sports Experts

Une balade en traîneau de 60 minutes sur la patinoire du canal Rideau
(d’une valeur de 60 $)

Des souvenirs de la patinoire du canal Rideau (d’une valeur de 40 $)

Deux pâtisseries Queues de Castor et deux chocolats chauds
(d’une valeur de 13 $)

La valeur au détail approximative totale du prix est de 313$, sans les taxes.


Le choix du gagnant se fera par tirage au sort à 10 h
(HNE), le lundi 3 février 2014, au siège social de la
CCN, à Ottawa.

Appli officielle de la patinoire du canal Rideau: Gratuit

Also, there’s the FREE Skateway app!

  • Now available on the App StoreTMand Google PlayTM.
  • Features:
    • Speed and distance tracker (iOS) while skating along the Rideau Canal Skateway,
    • MittCam (shake phone to take pictures),
    • Ice conditions (access current ice conditions),

Interactive map,
    • Services
, activities and more!
  • Please click here for more info and to download the Skateway app.

Enjoy! / Amusez-vous!


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