Seasonal openings and closures at City of Ottawa parks

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City of Ottawa

Most of the City of Ottawa's outdoor skating rinks will close for the season on Thursday, February 28.

Some rinks will remain open as long as conditions permit. For information on which rinks remain open,

visit, contact the Seasonal Recreation Office at 613-580-2590, or send an email request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The refrigerated ice surfaces at the Rink of Dreams and Ben Franklin Place are expected to remain open through to mid March, weather permitting. Check or for updates.

The City's 56 approved sledding hills also remain open. Outdoors enthusiasts are invited to sled while weather and hill conditions permit and to keep personal safety in mind while sledding.

Approved sledding hill locations and safety tips are available on