A new outdoor skating trail and ice rink just opened in Ottawa's west end, by none other than Ottawa Senator's former right-winger Chris Neil, and some partners.
The Icelynd skating trail is about two kilometres long winding through a forest of pines. There is also an outdoor rink complete with sideboards that is available to rent.
The woodland ice trail is lit up by string lights so you can enjoy your skating experience into the evening. On weekends the trail is open until 10 p.m.
There are currently about two kilometres of ice to glide on, but they have plans to add on an extra two to three kilometres to the trail that will be available in a week or so.
There are three fire pits you can warm up by at different areas of the property; one near the ice rink, and two along the trail. They also have a canteen where you can purchase tasty local snacks such as Maverick's Donuts and Jojo's pizza. Bring cash as they do not accept card payments for food purchases.
They have a warming 'Sens shed' and changing area for future use, both are currently closed due to provincial health restrictions. You can book entrance for the skating trail online, and rent the rink by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Prices for the rink rental vary depending on the time booked.
If you're a fan of outdoor skating as well as the Ottawa Senators, this is a must-visit ice trail to check out. You can bet there are hockey references around the rink and property.
Icelynd Skating Trails
Price: Exact price TBA (Estimated $18 per person)
When: Open January 14, 2022
Address: 6865 Fernbank Rd., Stittsville, ON
Why You Need To Go: This ice trail and rink is new this season and owned by former Ottawa Senator's player Chris Neil. They have stringed lights throughout the trail so you can keep gliding as it gets dark.
Before you get going, check out our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your adventure.