Welcome to the Ottawa Inline Social page!
It's not all about training, it's about having fun too! After improving your time over distance through the Ottawa Inline training programs, it's time to enjoy the Ottawa Inline Social Events!
The core focus of the Ottawa Inline Social is the weekly Social Skates on Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm. The Social Skates are all about fun, fitness & friends. This group’s focus is mostly recreational skating as a way to enjoy the outdoors and adopt a more active lifestyle. Come out and enjoy the Ottawa paths for a couple of hours of skating and then refuel with us at a local restaurant or pub. Please note that this program is not well suited to absolute beginners. Skaters should be able to skate at the same pace as a leisurely bike ride. Look for the Ottawa Inline Skating Buddies in the blue T-shirts if you are new to the group and want to get tips on how to improve your skating speed.
The Social Events calendar promises to provide many opportunities for our members to get together and socialize, from the Thursday evening Social Skates, to the event schedule highlighted below. Our members rave about our excursions to the P'tit Train du Nord and plan to join us for the Turkey Roll to help out the Ottawa Food Bank.
Social Skating Schedule, Thursday's at 6:30 pm
Important: If the weather looks threatening, a Twitter feed will be posted on the website by 5pm in case of cancellation.
Please be laced up and ready to skate for 6:30, the Social Skate will start at 6:35 sharp.
Directions to meeting points for the Social Skates (from OTTAWA):
Aylmer Marina, Aylmer, Quebec
From downtown Gatineau, take Blvd Alexandre-Taché West, and this turns into Chemin d'Aylmer. At Wilfred Lavigne, it becomes Rue Principle and this ends at the Marina. From the West end of Ottawa, cross the Champlain Bridge and turn left on Chemin d'Aylmer.
Champlain Bridge Ottawa River, Ottawa, Ontario
There is a NCC parking lot right beside the Champlain Bridge accessible from Ottawa River parkway just east of Island Park Drive. If you are coming from the west, proceed through the lights at Island Park Drive and turn left at the access to the parking lot.
Dow's Lake, Ottawa, Ontario - meet in front of the entrance to the Dow's Lake Pavillion
Parc Moussette, Gatineau, Québec
361 CH LUCERNE, GATINEAU, QC J9A 1S3
From the west, take the Champlain Bridge, turn right on Ch. Lucerne and continue to the Parc Mousette parking lot (at Boudria).
From the east, take Alexandre-Taché, turn left on rue Boudria. Continue until you reach the Parc Mousette parking lot.
Rideau River, Ottawa, Ontario
We will meet at the parking lot opposite of McArthur Ave on North River Road (400 North River Road). From downtown, go east on Rideau Street; as soon as you cross the Cummings bridge over the Rideau River, turn right on North River Road. Continue for two blocks and turn right into the parking lot at McArthur Street. From the 417, take Vanier Parkway North and turn left at McArthur. Continue across North River Road into the parking lot. The parking is free during evenings and weekends.