Skate the Lake

The most awaited Skate the Lake Ninth Annual International Speed Skating Event will be held this Saturday, January 26, 2013.  The popular race will take place at Big Rideau Lake on a 1k oval and is open to all skaters.

The Registration for the event will start at 2:00 until 6:00 PM on Jan. 25th and must be completed at the day of the event.   Below is the opening schedule for the weekend race .  Please check regularly for any update:


Jan. 25, 2013 (Friday)

8:00 AM – 2:00 PM          Ice Prep

2:00 PM – 6:00 PM           Registration Open

Race Kits Pick-Up

Jan. 26, 2013 (Saturday)

7:30 AM                               Registration Trailer open for Registration

8:40 AM                               National Anthem


End of Registration          Pre-Registration       Race                          Start of Race

8:30 AM                               $ 15.00       5K                                 9:00 AM

9:15 AM                               $ 20.00       10K                               9:45 AM

10:30 AM                             $ 45.00         25 & 50K                     11:00 AM

1:00 PM                                $ 35.00/team    5 x 1k Relay               1:30 PM

2:00 PM                                Free            Special Olympics     2:30 PM

3:00 PM                                Free            Kids 5K                       3:30 PM


For skaters not belonging to a registered skating club, an amount of $ 5.00 will be charged to cover insurance.  To complete the registration, participants should check Hanna Park, the registration trailer, to pick up the race package.


Presentation of Awards

11:00 AM                             5k & 10k Winners

2:00 PM                                25k & 50K Winners

4:30 PM                                Relay Race, Special Olympics & Kids Race Winners


Enjoy the traditional canteen fare and if you want to see great fireworks, a firework display is scheduled at dusk.

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