Plouffe Park Winter Rink

Rink and Change Room Supervision Hours

The Plouffe Park outdoor winter rink is open 7 days a week to the public starting Saturday, January 5. Limited supervision is available throughout the 2019 skating season. 

A heated changing room next to the rink is open during supervised hours:

Monday 7 pm – 8 pm

Tuesday 7 pm – 8 pm

Wednesday 4 pm – 6:30 pm

Thursday 4 pm – 6:30 pm

Friday 4 pm – 7 pm

Saturday 10 am – 7 pm

Sunday 10 am – 12 pm (noon)

How to Reserve the Rink

Are you a group looking to skate at a regular time with family or friends? Please email the Plant Pool Recreation Association (PPRA) at

For information on ice conditions click here

Volunteers Welcome – It takes a community to build a rink!

The PPRA operates the Winter Rink in Plouffe Park with a grant from the City of Ottawa and the help of volunteers like you!

Are you a high school student looking to earn your volunteer hours or a neighbour who loves to skate outdoors and wants to keep this tradition alive? We would love to hear from you – get in touch with us by email.


Some History about the Rink

This vintage photo from the Plouffe Park Rink shows the ice labyrinth created by Doug Gabelmann in use a decade ago.

Plouffe Park Rink in the News. Will The Tradition Continue?