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.
- Skaters are welcome on the ice subject to weather conditions and if ice maintenance is not in progress. Shovelling may be required.
- Benches are provided next to the ice.
- Ice surfaces will be closed if conditions are unsafe for users. Please respect Closed sign and stay off the ice.
- Season is late December to end of February.
Boarded Rink with Lights
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.
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.
Rink supervisor position
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]
Family Day Feb 21, 2022