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Jan 8 (3M, 2w) by Tom Conklin from Terry Fox
Trails Skied: Stadium, Classic Loop [5.5km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax: 1- to -7
CLASSIC: The tracks were starting to get blown away and covered over with the new now. Conditions changed considerably in the hour we were out. We got some good glide for the first half and then things started to slow down as the temperatures increased. Some of the pine needles and leaves etc. that were blown out of the trees over the last few days show up from time to time and cause some drag but quite rarely.

SKATE: Today would not have been a good day to skate because of the new snow. There had been grooming but it was covered by the time we went out.

TRAFFIC: There were about 5 or 6 groups out when we went. We had to change lanes or step out a couple of times.

About Skiing at Mooney's Bay..

Mooney's Bay offers skiing inside the Ottawa city limits!

There are 5.5 km of groomed trails for classic and skate with some portions lit at night. Perfect for after work. Perfect for the entire family. To view course offerings: Ottawa 2017 Recreation Registration Page.

Terry Fox Athletic Facility (at Mooney's Bay Park)
2960 Riverside Drive



  • Access to the trails for a reasonable daily rate of ONLY $3.25 per day or $35.25 for the season.
  • Free parking!
  • Rentals by 'Lafleur de la Capital' #613-298-3775
  • Indoor change rooms and washrooms
  • Lit trails for night skiing
  • A ski tuck shop and hot chocolate for sale
  • Free use of our indoor wax benches and waxing irons
  • Official sponsor 'Fresh Air Experience'
  • Free information on equipment, clothing, waxing, trails and related services

The indoor facility will be open from mid December through early March (weather permitting), at the following times: 9 am to 9 pm Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm Saturday and Sunday.

Source: Mooney's Bay Ski Centre at Terry Fox Athletic Facility.


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Current Weather

Observed at: Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier Int'l Airport
Date: 11:00 PM EDT Saturday 21 April 2018
Temperature: 3.6°C
Wind: calm
Humidity: 35%
Dew point: -10.6°C
Pressure: 102.8 kPa
Tendency: Rising
Visibility: 24 km
Sunrise: 6:07 EDT
Sunset: 19:55 EDT
Max 13°C. Min 3°C.

Temperature Trends



Ottawa (Kanata - Orléans), ON (Issued: 3:30 PM EDT Saturday 21 April 2018)

Saturday night
Clear. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light this evening. Low minus 1.
Sunny. High 14. UV index 5 or moderate.
Sunday night
Clear. Low plus 2.
Sunny. High 18.
Monday night
Clear. Low zero.
A mix of sun and cloud. High 19.
Tuesday night
Cloudy with 70 percent chance of showers. Low plus 5.
Showers. High 13.
Wednesday night
Periods of rain. Low plus 3.
Periods of rain. High 8.
Thursday night
Cloudy periods. Low plus 4.
A mix of sun and cloud. High 12.