Rink

Manor Park Rink 

We have one of the city’s biggest ice surfaces!  The boarded, night-lit hockey rink and pleasure puddle are built, supervised and maintained by the Manor Park Community Council. 

New this year is the addition of the beautiful, lit, puddle rink on the West Lawn! 

COVID-19 

Please take note of the following Covid-prevention restrictions from Ottawa Public Health and City Recreation:

EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 16, 2021

  • Maximum of 25 persons on the boarded rink at one time
  • Maximum of 12 persons on the puddle at one time 
  • Hockey, ringette and other game play activity will be permitted on the rinks with the requirement for those from different households to maintain a 2- meter physical distance.
  • Masks must be worn at all times by anyone within 15m of a rink (residents are encouraged to wear a mask, even outdoors, when leaving their home)
  • Skaters are encouraged to wear masks on the ice
  • Indoor access to the community centre is not permitted
  • Outdoor shelter with physically-distanced benches have been provided

 

Calling all Rink Volunteers!

We want to make sure the rink continues to be one of the best outdoor skating surfaces in the city! With great ice comes great responsibility, we are looking to mobilize a group of dedicated volunteers to help our wonderful rink attendants ensure the ice is always in the best condition possible. 

Depending on the weather we will be flooding the rink on weekday evenings. Scraping the ice and clearing the snow is no easy task, and as they say many hands make light work. It is never too late to join the Manor Park rink volunteer team! 

Having a large roster of voluteers will go a long way in helping to maintain the ice. If you would like to be added to the volunteer roster then please signup here!

Rink Schedule

Starting on Tuesday, February 16, the Manor Park Community Centre will be open during supervised hours for skaters to change into skates, warm up and use washrooms. 

Please note: 
All person(s) entering the Manor Park Community Centre MUST pass an active screening and provide information for contact tracing (if necessary) 
A maximum of three people from different households will be allowed to enter the Community Centre at one time. 

Mondays, 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. 
Thursdays, 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Fridays, 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Sundays, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The Rink will be closed to the public when there are programs and activities taking place. 

The puddle rink will be closed: 
Weekdays, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. when school is in session
Wednesdays, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. for Skating Lessons 
Fridays, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. for Skating Lessons 

The boarded hockey rink will be closed: 
Weekdays, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. when school is in session
Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. for the MPCC Pond Hockey League 
Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. for the MPCC Pond Hockey League
Thursdays, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. for Winter MultiSport & Power Skating Fitness 
Sundays, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. for Skating Lessons 

The rinks are open to skaters except when closed for flooding, other maintenance, deteriorating weather conditions (ie melt or severe cold), or in the event of an unforseen emergency. Please note that the city of Ottawa prohibits use of the rink between 11pm-6am. 

Rink closure will be posted on the Manor Park Community Council's facebook page, twitter and signs on-site.

Visitors to the rink are asked to help us keep the ice in top shape by scraping the surface – or helping to clear following a snowfall.  Shovels are always available on-site!  Please return the shovels to the snowbanks for the next volunteer to use.

Programs and Activities on the Ice! 

When the provincial lockdown is over, please look for the following programs on the Manor Park Outdoor Rinks! 

MPCC Pond Hockey League 

Dive back into to the roots of Canada's favourite game with the MPCC Pond Hockey League. Teams will take to the ice for shinny style 4 v 4 games with smaller nets to crown the first ever MPCC Pond Hockey Champions!

Tuesday OR Wednesday Nights
Manor Park Outdoor Rink
16+
REGISTER HERE

Power Skating Fitness with Cheryl

Want to improve your technique and get a good workout too? Join Cheryl as she leads you through a fun workout on the ice at the MPCC outdoor rink. Power strokes, cross cuts, slaloms and even squats on the ice will have you sweating all the way through this class. Improve your skating and your overall fitness!

Thursdays
Manor Park Outdoor Rink
16+

REGISTER HERE

Skating Lessons

Skating is a great way to beat those winter blues and make the most of this winter season! These classes offer your child a safe and fun progression through the wonderful world of skating on outdoor rinks.

Wednesdays, and Sundays
Manor Park Outdoor Rink
Ages 5-10

REGISTER HERE

Winter MultiSport

This outdoor, winterized Multi Sport program will have your child falling back in love with winter! Many games and activities will take place on the Manor Park Outdoor Rink - so basic skating abilities are a bonus.
Each week, our experienced instructors will take your child through various sports, games and activates. Think hockey one week, snow dodgeball the next and curling the week after that!

Thursdays
Manor Park Outdoor Rink
Ages 6-12

REGISTER HERE

Rink Rules

Please:

  • Ensure that children under 12 years of age are supervised by a responsible person 14 years+;
  • Wear a CSA-approved helmet to protect against head injuries;
  • Keep pucks low to avoid injuries to people and damage to property, and
  • Limit hockey on the oval and puddle to times when they are not in use by pleasure skaters.

 All of the rink rules are posted rinkside.

Thank you to the city of Ottawa for their financial support through a rink grant.

 

 

 

 

The Manor Park Community Council (MPCC) strives to give people with disabilities the same opportunities to access and benefit from our services as others, and to provide services while respecting their dignity and independence. For our policies or to tell us how we are doing:

mpcc@manorpark.ca
Community Centre Office: 100 Thornwood Road, Ottawa, ON  K1K 4Y1  613-741-4753
Child Care and Early Learning Office: 100 Braemar Street, Ottawa, ON K1K 3C9 613-741-4776