OTTAWA, Jan. 14, 2016 /CNW/ - The Office of the Secretary to the Governor General is pleased to announce that Rideau Hall's skating rink will open to skaters this winter season on Saturday, January 16, 2016.
The general public is invited to experience this unique part of Canada's heritage, which has been associated with the official residence since the time of Lord Dufferin, who was governor general from 1872 to 1878.
During the winter season, skaters can enjoy the outdoor rink on Saturdays and Sundays, from noon to 5 p.m. no reservations necessary. Before heading to Rideau Hall, skaters should check the status of the rink online at www.gg.ca/visitus or by calling 1-888-842-4422 (toll-free) or
613-991-4422 as it may be closed due to unfavourable weather conditions. Please note that this rink is exclusively for pleasure skating.
Winter at Rideau Hall
Whether you've come to skate or to walk the snow-covered paths with your family, the historic grounds are a great place to enjoy winter. You can also visit the State rooms, where the governor general fulfills official duties. The residence is home to a magnificent collection of Canadian art and furniture. On display are the works of such renowned Canadian artists as Jean Paul Lemieux, Emily Carr and Allen Sapp. A special exhibition on Canadian honours is also included in the tour. Guided tours are free of charge and offered daily (reservations are required). To view the schedule of all activities or to make a reservation, visit www.gg.ca/visitus, call 1-866-842-4422 (toll-free) or email us at [email protected].
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