Competing Canal-Side Refrigerated Rinks

- February 7th, 2012

I’m a bit surprised the city would consider adding another refrigerated rink to its inventory, again, right next to the Rideau Canal skateway.

The latest iteration of the Lansdowne Park design includes a “skating court,” which in the summer will be a hard surface that can be used for functions and could also have basketball nets. I’m not so sure how this is going to work with the curling sheets that are also planned for the same ice surface. Curling surfaces have pebbles, although I’m not sure if that level of detail was ever in the cards for the sheets.

With two refrigerated rinks so close in proximity, which one will be the most popular? Lansdowne’s rink in the forest or City Hall’s Rink of Dreams?

Categories: Lansdowne

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  1. Lisa says:

    I think that it’s not a bad idea for Ottawa to plan for ways to continue to host our largest tourist draw – Winterlude. It seems to be getting harder and harder to predict if the canal will be safe to skate on in the future. Small investment to keep a festival that generates much more for the city. And personally – I’d probably skate at both!

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