Winter may be coming, but at least this winter will have a new spot where you can attempt to enjoy the chills of the season. 

A new public ice rink is coming to Ontario in one of the country's most notable locations - Parliament Hill. This new project is one of the many initiatives taken by Heritage Canada this past year to commemorate Canada's sesquicentennial anniversary, known to most as Canada 150. 

This NHL-sized arena will be the first ever skating rink on the lawn of Parliament Hill. Fully equipped with temporary stands and locker rooms, and a partnership with the Ottawa Senators, the new rink is gaming to be a huge attraction for Canadians and visitors from near and far. 

On December 7th, the country will literally be lighting up, as the rink is set to open that evening, which just so happens to be the same day as the Christmas Lights Across Canada illumination ceremony. It's gonna be lit🔥

You can lace up your skates and hit the ice from December 7th all the way to New Year's Eve, which reports say is set to go out with a "bang", so expect to see some fireworks and major celebrations if skating on Parliament Hill is now part of your #NYE2017 plans. 

And for all you Ottawa Senators fans, Canada 150 executives claim that there will be at least one Sens player on the ice, as well as other potential opportunities for meet and greets with other past and present NHL players! 

Oh, and did we mention it's free? As a part of Heritage Canada's initiative to extend accessibility to all Canadians, reports claim that skating on the new Parliament Hill rink will not come with a charge. 

More details are set to be released over the next couple of weeks, including info about special events and festivals that will be hosted at the new rink, so keep your eye on this one! 

Source: CTV 

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