Rideau Canal Skateway

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The Rideau Canal Skateway is now closed for the season.

The Rideau Canal Skateway closed for the season on Sunday, February 25, 2024, at 10 pm.

Thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy the Skateway and to our concessions and hard working crews who made the most of challenging weather conditions. See you next winter!

Each winter, the NCC transforms the historic Rideau Canal into the world’s largest skating rink. The Rideau Canal Skateway winds its way through the heart of the National Capital over a total length of 7.8 km. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Rideau Canal in winter becomes a treasure that is the pride of the National Capital and a signature destination.

The skating season typically runs from January to early March, but it is weather-dependent. When open, the Skateway is free and accessible 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.


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