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Feb 1 (10M, 2w) by Dan Markel from Terry Fox
Trails Skied: Stadium, Skate Loop [5km], Glide Wax: CH8 - Red, Grip Wax:
Here is my first report.

In general, the base seemed pretty thin and a good deal of ice was present. The surface for skate skiing in both the stadium and skate loop was uneven, and perhaps due to lack of snow coverage, and variant weather, grooming seemed to have been lacking.

The stadium seemed to offer slightly better conditions than the skate loop. Outside of the stadium, the best areas for skate skiing, seemed to be those surface areas that are not normally groomed, as they were harder and smoother.

The temperature was very pleasant and the glide was decent but could have been a little better had I used CH7 Violet, instead of CH8 Red.

None of the classic tracks seems to have been formed very well in either the stadium or the classic loop.

Hopefully with more snow, and colder weather, the conditions will improve.

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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