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CanSkate - Planned start date: January 2021. Stay tuned!




posted Nov 15, 2020, 10:54 AM

At the time of this post (November 15, 2020) we do not have our ice allocation from the city of Ottawa for our winter ice. As you can imagine, with all of the changes the city is going through, the allocation of city ice is going through many changes as well. We are hoping to hear back from the city at the beginning of December. Once we hear back and we know what ice we will have for the winter season we will be posting programming information on the website.

We apologize that a better time estimation for registration can't be offered at this time.

Also, please note....for our CanSkate program this winter skaters must have completed CanSkate stage 2 to register.

 >> They must be able to get up and stand on their own, move on their own and be able to stop.

With the COVID restrictions in place the coaches have to remain 6 feet from each skater and touching is not permitted. We will not be accepting registrations for Pre-CanSkate (3 year olds) and beginner skaters for our winter season. 

Please keep an eye on the website for programming and registration information. We will release it as soon as we have it.


Rideau Skating Club


posted Nov 8, 2020, 4:06 PM

New Regulations effective today (Sunday, November 8, 2020):

1. Maximum of 25 on ice participants – including coaches. (The club and/or coaches will be in contact with skaters in regards to adding sessions/moving back to previous over the next week as we finalize schedules/availability)

2. A ratio of 1:1 participant to parent/guardian will be permitted in the arena for the supervision of children, to a maximum of 25 per booking. NO spectators will be permitted with the exception of a parent/guardian (ie. No siblings).

3. Changerooms are open for use, but to their established capacity. Chairs will be placed outside the changerooms or in the lobbies for the overflow. Parents can assist in change rooms and should stay within the skaters designated zone. The parent does not contribute to capacity if they stay in the skaters designated zone.

4. Participants can arrive 20 minutes prior to their ice time and must exit the building 20 minutes after. 

5. Participants are still encouraged to arrive fully dressed and MUST have their face mask on.

A few other reminders:
- The city is encouraging people to tie their skates in the building now that weather is getting colder and it is more slippery outside and entering.
- EVERYONE entering the facility MUST wear a mask
- EVERYONE MUST be screened before entering the facility
- Skaters MUST arrive on time for their session
  • Skaters arriving more than 20 minute prior to their session will NOT be permitted entry until 20 minute before
  • Both arenas are now locking the doors at times and skaters arriving after the session has started may be locked out