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What’s open and closed on Family day in Ottawa

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It’s often a bit of a headache trying to wrap your mind around closures on a holiday.

We’re here to help — we’ve outlined below all the major Family Day closures in Ottawa Monday that you should know about. Whether you’re trying to plan ahead or find you ran out of something important, here’s what you need to know.

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The Rideau Canal Skateway is open as of noon on Family Day.  Keep checking the NCC website for updates.

The Rink of Dreams outside City Hall will be open 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Mayor Mark Sutcliffe is hosting free skating and hot chocolate from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

These skating rinks will be open, weather permitting, during their regular hours:

  • Lansdowne Park skating court – open 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Ben Franklin Place skating rink – open 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Jim Tubman Chevrolet Rink – open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.



  • The 311 line will be open for “urgent matters only.”
  • Most recreational centres, including indoor pools, arenas, and fitness centres will be open or on a modified schedule. Check the details for your preferred location on the city’s hub. All usual City parking regulations will apply.
  • The Trail Waste Facility will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Closed or changed hours:

The following public offices will be closed:

  • Ottawa City Hall
  • Ben Franklin Place
  • Provincial Offences Court
  • Orléans Client Service Centre
  • Business Licensing Centre
  • City of Ottawa Spay and Neuter Clinic
  • Employment and Social Services offices (all four locations)
  • Ottawa Public Library (all branches)
  • There will be no curbside pickup of garbage, recycling, or compost on Family Day. It will be picked up on Tuesday, Feb. 20 and collection will be delayed by one day for the rest of the week.

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