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Skate the Lake 2017 is finished and it was a big success!

Skate the Lake 2017







Skate the Lake 2017

Portland, Ontario – The 13th annual speed skating event was held on the Big Rideau Lake January 28th & 29th and it was a weekend filled with fun! Waking up early was well worth it for the ice conditions on the lake were amazing on both days. Participants could take part in the 5K & 10K races on Saturday and 25K & 50K regular marathon skating events on Sunday. Kids had the chance to try out their skating skills in a Kids 5K event on Saturday.

There were plenty activities to keep visitors of all ages active and warm on both days.

After the speed skating races, the viewers could enjoy a warm meal, served in the Portland Community Hall. The Portland Hall Board took care of that by organizing a Ham & Bean Brunch.

For the first time since the race started in 2004, people were able to watch the race from above, as helicopter rides were available on Saturday. There were curling and sleigh rides organized for kids and everyone could take a spin on the ice to music after the final race was finished on Saturday. At dusk, there were even fireworks with an after fireworks sit down dinner at the Portland Hall.

If you were part of the event and captured any amazing photos, send them to and your photo just might get featured on the Portland Outdoors website.

For anyone interested in next year’s event, it will be held January 27th & 28th 2018 and you can already let the organizers know if you have any great ideas or would like to volunteer.

Music in the Park

ID-1007393On Saturday, June 28 come and celebrate Music in the Park in Portland. HANNA PARK in PORTLAND will host “Music in the Park” from 7:30 to 9:00pm prior to the fireworks at Cow Island. Enjoy a fantastic live concert with your friends and family. Then stay and watch the fireworks explode overhead as evening falls.

All festivities are sponsored by the Portland Community Hall Board. 

Skate the Lake

speed skatingJanuary 25-26 2014 the annual Skate the Lake speed skating contest will take place in Portland, Ontario. Join in the fun by coming and cheering for the skaters or participate and skate to win! Brought to you by the North American Marathon Speed Skating Championship in Portland there are a  number of races to participate in from 5km to 50km. Skate around the giant oval track and compete to win.

You can register to compete now, click here for all the registration information. The event starts at 9am, be sure to dress warmly if you are going to cheer, and good luck to all competitors!

For more information about Skate the Lake, visit their website at

Skate the Lake this January Weekend

Skate the Lake Portland

For a fun, outdoors, family event you have to head to Portland this weekend for the seventh International Big Rideau Lake Speed Skating Marathon – Jan. 29, 2011. After taking one year off they are super excited to once again organize one of North America’s premier natural ice speed skating events.

There will be two 5K races (one for kids only and one competitive), a 10K race, a 5X1K team relay (and YES, prizes will be awarded for best dressed team) and a 25K race.

For more information visit:

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