Where to skate in Ottawa - March 2024

Two road trips and a roller disco, plus we try to plan an outdoor trail skate in March?!

City of Ottawa - Lansdowne Open Skate

The City of Ottawa hosts low-cost flat-ground skate sessions in the Horticulture Building at Lansdowne. The floor is polished concrete and can be slippery.

This month there’s two sessions on Tuesdays: 6:15 and 7:20PM. It’s not necessary to book in advance.

Lansdowne Recreation Website - under “Drop-in Schedule - roller sports”

City of Ottawa - Lansdowne Indoor Skate Park

The City of Ottawa has a free, indoor skate park in the Aberdeen Pavillion at Lansdowne. There are a variety of temporary park features built by the Ottawa Skateboard Association.

Most sessions that fill up quickly but the sessions for women, non-binary and GNC skaters are much less busy. They alternate between 6:30PM and 8:00PM on Wednesday nights in January.

Lansdowne Recreation Website - under “Drop-in Schedule - roller sports”

OQS at Carleton

Ottawa Quad Rollerskating Club (OQS) runs a weekly roller disco at Carleton’s Norm Fenn Gym on Friday nights. They have a large hardwood floor and disco music.

Book your tickets and rental skates online on Eventbrite. There are a few breaks

Ottawa Quad Sessions Website

Skate Maintenance Night - Friday March 15

Drop in at Rideau Rollers from 4-6PM for skate maintenance help! Borrow our tools to tune up your new skates and ask questions about bearings, cushions, wheels, etc.

Free to attend.

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OQS Polka Dot Party - Friday March 15

This is the spot, polka dot! Join Ottawa Quad Rollerskating Club for a special disco event at the Lansdowne Horticulture Building with lights and music.

There are two sessions - a family skate from 5-7:30PM, and an adult skate from 7:30-10PM. Rental skates are available!

Family session registration

Adult session registration

QMO + MARS March Meetup at Sk8Fest HQ - Sunday March 17

Quad Mob Ottawa and Montreal Aggressive Roller Skating are meeting up at the Sk8Fest HQ! A great private indoor skate park about an hour outside of Ottawa.

$10 for admission, to find the address and arrange a carpool message QMO or MARS.

OQS Trip to Palais du Patin in Delson, QC - Saturday March 23

OQS has a private booking for Le Palais du Patin in Delson QC from 21-00:00. They are working to arrange bus transportation Ottawa-Delson-Ottawa.

Visit their Facebook page for more details

Our First Roll-Out of 2024 (maybe!) - Sunday March 24

Come skate with us! If the weather is good and the trails are clear we’re hosting a one hour social trail skate at 11AM near Chinatown. Route TBD.

Free to attend. All wheels are welcome. You should be able to skate safely in control outdoors. Helmets and pads strongly recommended.

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