Learn to skate before the canal opens

The world’s largest skating rink is located near your Ottawa apartment. No matter how comfortable you are on the ice, there is still time to practice before the Rideau Canal Skateway opens this January. For today’s post, the Panoramic Properties blog team has some helpful information about where you can take lessons nearby before venturing onto the rink.


City of Ottawa Recreation Classes


The City of Ottawa offers many skating classes. Although many of the classes are already underway for the fall months, be the first to sign up for an early January course before the class fills up. Take your pick from complete beginner courses to advanced courses. Sessions are held at various ice arenas around town, including J. A. Dulude Arena (941 Clyde Avenue), only a five-minute drive from Baseline Court (1815 Baseline Road).


Minto Skating Club


Minto Skating Club (2571 Lancaster Road), around a fifteen-minute drive from Baseline Court, boasts highly experienced staff members that can help you conquer your skating fears and get you ready for the ice. Registration is currently underway for the Winter CanSkate and CanPowerSkate programs, both of which will teach you the fundamentals to help you feel confident on the ice.


Nepean Skating Club


Nepean Skating Club (1701 Woodroffe Avenue) is a long-standing go-to location for skating lessons in Ottawa. This club has been open since 1964 and offers courses of all types, for all types. Visit the club’s website soon, as registration for winter sessions is currently underway. The rink is less than a ten-minute drive from Baseline Court.


Ice skating equipment


Before you head to class, make sure you have the ice skating equipment and gear that you need. For example, many learn-to-skate programs require that you have a helmet of some sort for class. Retail options in Ottawa include Pro Hockey Life (2420 Bank Street), around a ten-minute drive from Baseline Court, or Top of the World (158 Rideau Street), which is also around a ten-minute drive from this Panoramic Properties apartment.


With a world premiere skating rink located nearby, Panoramic Properties is excited for you to get on the ice this winter. For more information about our Ottawa apartments, visit our website today.