City’s approved sledding hills closed

The City of Ottawa has temporarily closed its 55 approved sledding hills due to the mild weather conditions and lack of snow, which have resulted in unsafe conditions for sledding. The City of Ottawa urges the public to keep personal safety in mind and to remain off the sledding hills until further notice. The hills will reopen once we receive some new snow and only after hill conditions are deemed safe.

Notification of the re-opening of the hills will be available on the City’s website at ottawa.ca.

Seasonal openings and closures at City of Ottawa parks

The City of Ottawa has reopened its 55 approved sledding hills. The hills had been closed due to a lack of snow and ice conditions. The hills now have enough snow to allow for safe sledding. Outdoors enthusiasts are invited to sled while weather and hill conditions permit, and to keep personal safety in mind while sledding.

Approved sledding hill locations and safety tips are available on the City’s website at ottawa.ca.

Outdoor rinks

The City of Ottawa is closing most of its outdoor skating rinks due to the fluctuations in temperature that make ice skating conditions unsafe and are detrimental to the maintenance of surfaces. The City and the numerous volunteers responsible for the maintenance of the skating surfaces urge residents to avoid using the outdoor rinks.

For a list of rinks which remain open, please contact the Seasonal Recreation office at 613-580-2590 or visit ottawarinkconditions.ca

The refrigerated ice surface at the Rink of Dreams will remain open throughout March until the daily high temperature reaches 10oC. Check ottawa.ca/rinkofdreams for daily updates.

The refrigerated ice surface at Ben Franklin Place remains open until March 9.

City’s approved sledding hills closed

The City of Ottawa has temporarily closed its 55 approved sledding hills due to the changing weather, which has resulted in unsafe conditions for sledding. The City of Ottawa urges the public to keep personal safety in mind and remain off the sledding hills until further notice. The hills will reopen once we receive a significant snowfall and only after hill conditions are deemed safe.

Notification of the re-opening of the hills will be available on the City’s website at ottawa.ca.