Where to Skate in Ottawa - January 2024

Roller dancing, an indoor skate park at Lansdowne, and a DIY show? And skate maintenance night is back!

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Rideau Rollers is back! - Jan 3

We’re taking a brief holiday, but we’ll be open Jan 3 from 1-6PM for all your rollerskating needs. Come check out our winter sales!

QMO + MARS January Meetup at Sk8Fest HQ - Jan 18

Quad Mob Ottawa and Montreal Aggressive Roller Skating are meeting up at the Sk8Fest HQ!

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

Skate Maintenance Night - Jan 18

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.

Scary Bear Soundtrack + Matty Grace - Jan 27

Rideau Rollers hosts our first DIY show! This is a dry, all-ages fundraiser for the Ottawa Trans Library. Doors at 7:30, PWYC/NOTAFLOF (recommended donation $15).

More details and poster coming soon.

Girls+ Skate Session at Sk8Fest HQ - Jan 28

Girls+ Skate 613 are organizing a session at Sk8Fest HQ! Primarily skateboarders but quads and bladers are also welcome.

$10 for admission, to find the address message Girls+ Skate 613 or Sk8Fest HQ.

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.

Normally 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 is no session January 12.

Ottawa Quad Sessions Website

Ottawa Roller Derby - Crash Course

Ottawa Roller Derby is running their 7-week program for adults who want to get started in roller derby. Lessons start Jan 21, you must register in advance.

Register here