Where to skate in Ottawa - July 2024

We’re back and ready to enjoy the summer weather!

Rental skates at Rideau Rollers

Rideau Rollers offers outdoor skate rentals all summer! This is a great way to try roller skating on your local trails, tennis courts, or at a public rink. For more details visit rentals.rideaurollers.com

City of Ottawa - Jim Tubman Chevrolet Rink

The Jim Tubman Chevrolet Rink is a covered outdoor skating rink with a smooth concrete surface. Unfortunately they’ve reduced the schedule for drop-in roller skating and inline skating starting July 3.

The “Rollerblade – all ages” sessions most days which are open to rollerskaters and bladers. There’s no cost to skate at the rink.

Canterbury Recreation Website - under “Drop-in Schedule - Summer”

City of Ottawa - Lansdowne Open Skate

The City of Ottawa hosts low-cost skate sessions in the Horticulture Building at Lansdowne all year-round. 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 but we recommend checking the City website for any changes to the schedule.

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

City of Ottawa - Lois Kemp Arena

The Lois Kemp Arena in Blackburn Hamlet is open for roller skating all summer. Mondays from 6-7PM is a family session and 7-8PM is open skating time. Helmets are required for skaters 10 years old and younger.

Loid Kemp Recreation Website - under “Drop-in Schedule - skating”

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.

Ottawa Quad Sessions Website

OQS Pride Glide - Friday August 17

The next Ottawa Quad Rollerskating Club disco is a Pride-themed event in August! Get your tickets early and get your best rainbow fit ready!

There are two sessions - a family skate from 5-7:30PM, and an adult skate from 8:30-11PM. Rental skates are available!

Family session registration

Adult session registration

Ottawa Valley Roller Derby Double Header - July 13

Ottawa Valley Roller Derby is hosting two roller derby games on July 13th at St Laurent arena (525 Côté Street). Both games are full-contact derby!

  • 6PM - OVRD Rapids v. Royal City’s Brute Leggers
  • 8PM - OVRD’s house-league teams: Valley Cats v. Street Rats

Tickets are $15 at the door and kids under 10 get in for free. There’s also food, drinks and merch available for purchase!

RSVP on the Facebook Event

Kingston Roller Derby Double-Header - Saturday July 20

Kingston Roller Derby is hosting OVRD at the Memorial Arena in Kingston. Rideau Rollers will have a table there too!

Doors open at 3:30PM. There’s food, drinks and merch available to purchase!

KRD on Instagram

Roll-Out - Sunday July 14

Come skate with us! Now that the weather is nice, join us for a trail skate setting out at 10AM!

The route will be along the bike path from Pimisi Station on Booth St to Bayview Station. We’ll continue south along the bike path along the train tracks to Gladstone, or possibly all the way to Dow’s Lake (depending on how people are feeling). Nobody will be left behind, and there will be someone there to help new trail skaters!

RSVP to the FB event or watch our Instagram for updates - we will post in advance if we need to cancel due to bad weather.

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

Facebook event

Skate Maintenance Night - Thursday July 25

Drop in at Rideau Rollers from 5-7PM for skate maintenance help! Borrow our tools to tune up your new skates and ask questions about bearings, cushions, wheels, etc.

Free to attend.

Facebook event