Plouffe Park Winter Rink

2020/21 Rink and Change Room Supervision Hours

The Plouffe Park outdoor winter rink and mini rink (puddle) are open 7 days a week to the public starting Saturday, January 16. Limited supervision is available throughout the 2020/21 skating season:

Tuesday 4 pm – 6:30pm

Wednesday 4 pm – 6:30 pm

Thursday 4 pm – 6:30 pm

Friday 4 pm – 6:30 pm

Saturday 11 am – 5 pm

Sunday 11 am – 5 pm

COVID-19 Rules for Using the Outdoor Rinks

As per City of Ottawa COVID-19 regulations, only skating will be permitted on the Plouffe outdoor rinks during the 2020/21 season. Other changes include:

  • No sticks or pucks allowed at any time.
  • No access to heated changing room. This means public access to skate rentals and washrooms will not be available.

Please plan your visit with these changes in mind.

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?