Neighbourhood Outdoor Rink

The Tanglewood community rink located at 30 Woodfield is a city-sponsored outdoor rink. The two ice surfaces are built, maintained and operated by the Tanglewood Hillsdale Community Association with the assistance of volunteers and the City of Ottawa grant program. Skating season is end of December to end of February.

For Rink conditions

Boarded Rink with Lights

Shinny hockey is often played no helmets, no body armour, no checking, no slapshots – just the joy of the game.
NOTE: Helmets are highly recommended

Subject to availability and supervised hours we loan hockey sticks and pucks to children/youth so they can learn to play hockey with family and friends.

Secondary rink

The Tanglewood unboarded rink is approx. 6,000 s.f. (100 x 47 + 42 x 34 (offset at entrance to boarded rink). This skating area is greater than the City’s minimum requirement of 55 x 32 feet (1,760 sq ft) stated in their community outdoor rink manual.

We provide several early learner child skating aids (red frames in photo).

No hockey games allowed on this recreational ice surface at any time.

Hours of supervised operation 

Skate change room/washrooms are generally open to the public weekdays from 4:30-8:30 pm and Saturday/Sunday from 1:00-6:00pm. Volunteers who are 17 years of age or older are needed to keep this room open to the public.

Rink Maintenance & Volunteers

After small snowfalls, there are shovels provided for users to clear the ice themselves.

Volunteers are needed to keep the rink in good skating condition. You can help with shovelling snow before the regular evening floods or whenever there is snow buildup.
We have one snowblower for when the snow exceeds shovelling.

Rink supervisor position (This position has been filled for the 2024 rink season)

Provides outdoor fitness and recreation to neighbours and others of all ages by maintaining two sheets of ice. We seek adults for this position and the ideal candidate(s) will have clear availability for maintenance and supervision. Average days open in recent years has been 42-57 days. Average maintenance has been 177 hours over the full season, plus another 177 hours of supervision. Volunteers augment your service for supervision. An assistant is recommended. Rink Supervisor must be in good physical condition as the position is physically demanding. A police clearance for vulnerable persons is a must. First aid training is provided. If you are interested in this position email [email protected]


Volunteers to help shovel snow and adult monitors for the skate change room (weekdays from 4:30-6:00pm) are always welcome 
Ask the supervisors of the rink or email [email protected] High school community hours can be claimed if you keep track of your volunteer hours with the rink supervisor.

Family Day Feb 21, 2022

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