Skate the Lake Big Rideau Lake

The eighth annual International Speed Skating event will take place in Portland on the Big Rideau Lake and race on a natural 1k oval. Numerous volunteers help with the event and the successful day attracts skaters from around the world. Enjoy traditional canteen fare of chilli and more. Try your luck on natural ice with homemade curling stones. Races are open to all skaters of all skill levels using all kinds of skates.

To help out or for more info you can call John Bongers at 613-928-2869. For more information visit

Event is scheduled to take place January 28, 2012.

  • Conny Menger

    December 12, 2011, 1:48 am


    I would like to volunteer at the event.

    Can you tell me what is available?



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