Canada 150 Rink On Parliament Hill Opens Today

Canada 150 Rink On Parliament Hill Opens Today

The Canada 150 Rink on Parliament Hill officially opens to the public today.

While skating is free, skaters will have to acquire a pass in order to take a 40-minute spin on the NHL-size ice surface. Passes will be available online up to two days in advance (reservation begins at noon).

Groups of up to 50 can book slots for weekdays – excluding holidays – by emailing [email protected].

Canada 150 Rink (Parliament Hill Cam)

Rules for skating on the Canada 150 Rink include:

  • Only persons wearing skates are permitted on the ice surface.
  • It is highly recommended that all skaters wear a CSA-approved helmet during all skating sessions.
  • Patrons attending must have a responsible adult of 18 years of age to accompany children 12 years and under. Carrying children while on the ice surface, including baby carriers, is prohibited.
  • Food and drinks are not to be taken on the ice surface.
  • Hockey sticks and/or pucks are prohibited during public skating sessions.
  • Only E-Z gliders are permitted as an aid.
  • Rough play, speed, figure skating and multiplayer games (i.e. tag and races), foul language or inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated.
  • Wheelchairs and strollers are permitted during skating sessions, with the accompaniment of a responsible person age 18 or older with skates on.

The Canada150 Rink is scheduled to stay open through February 28, 2018.

Image via Canada 150

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