We all know how beloved the Rideau Canal is in Ottawa. It may be the largest skating rink in the world, but we can't forget about Sens Rink of Dreams. I mean, it has an LED light border. What more could you want?
Sens Rink of Dreams is a 12,500 square foot rink located at Ottawa City Hall. It's been a tradition in Ottawa for 5 years now, and Ottawan's look forward to it's opening every single year. It's funded by the Sens Foundation, Hockey Canada and City of Ottawa and is open from early December to March, weather permitting. If you're not entirely sure if the weather is good enough, just check for the green flag at the rink!
This stunning rink includes LED lights around the rink, a heated (thank god) changing room, and picnic tables to snack at since you'll definitely work up an appetite. Just like the Rideau Canal, no skating rink in Ottawa would be finished without a BeaverTails food truck.
The rink is free to skate at, which means it's perfect for a date night or for something to do during the holiday season if you're broke AF. The rink is open from 6 am to 11 pm, and you are required to bring your own skates as you cannot rent them.
The official opening for Sens Rink of Dreams has yet to be announced, but will be open in the next couple of weeks. For more information on the exact date opening, which depends on the weather, check out the City of Ottawa's website.
*This article previously stated that the Sens Rink of Dreams would open on December 2nd, which is incorrect. Please keep an eye out for the official opening date.*