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Winterlude Events Not To Miss This Week

It’s that time of year again! Here’s what you don’t want to miss this week at Winterlude.


 PyeongChang 2018 Ice Sculpture from the Korean Embassy

Time: Friday, February 2 to Sunday, February 18, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Monday, February 19, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Confederation Park (Crystal Garden)

Get into the Olympic spirit and check out some amazing ice sculptures of the PyeongChang Olympics and Paralympic Winter Games Mascots. Get to know Soohorang the white tiger and Bandabi the black bear who stands for courage and determination.

photo: gbucci58

 Downtown Rideau Chill Factor presents Chill Lounge

Time: February 2 to 19, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m

Location: Rideau at Ogilvy Square (Nicholas Street between Rideau and Besserer Streets)

Chillax in an ultra cool lounge surrounded by evergreen trees, Muskoka chairs and snow art. Grab a hot coco and take selfie with your pals!

photo: Government of Canada


Tim Hortons Ottawa Ice Dragon Boat Festival

Location: Rideau Canal Skateway, Dow’s Lake

Time: Friday, February 9, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. (practices), 6 p.m. (opening ceremony at the Lago Bar and Grill) and Saturday, February 10, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (competition)

Don’t miss out on the world’s largest ice dragon boat event on the world’s largest skating rink! This unique experience will bring a smile to faces young and old!


OLG Live DJ – DJ Rodrigo

Location: Marion Dewar Plaza

Time: Fridays, February 2, 9 and 16, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, February 3, 8:15 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, February 10 and 17, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays, February 4, 11 and 18, 11 a.m. to 5 pm. Monday, February 19, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Bust a move on City Halls SENS Rink of Dreams! Become the ice dancer you’ve always dreamed to be with DJ Rodrigo’s live music.

photo: @amuradiaphoto


Canadian Ice-Carvers’ Society Ice-Carving Championship

Location: Confederation Park, Brrr Stage

Time: Saturday, February 10, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Come cheer on your favourite sculptures and watch ice carvers work their magic!

photo: @johntheobscure

Tim Hortons – Sampling

Location: Jacques-Cartier Park North

Time: Saturdays and Sundays, February 10, 11, 17, 18 and Monday, February 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Did someone say free? Enjoy some sampling of hot beverages courtesy of Tim Hortons.


photo: @urbanbambi

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