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Jan 23 (2h, 46m) by Terry Fox Athletic from Terry Fox
Trails Skied: Stadium, Skate Loop, Classic Loop [10km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax: The warmest you got! - recomended: Red Silver/Universal Klister
We need snow! Classic trails have not been groomed today and they're a little bit patchy. Although, Skate trails are still Good/Fair.
Jan 22 (1d, 34m) by John Asselin from Terry Fox
Trails Skied: Stadium, Skate Loop, Classic Loop [10km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
Skate groomed this morning...getting soft now. Classic - fair
Jan 21 (2d, 6h) by Terry Fox Athletic from Terry Fox
Trails Skied: Stadium, Skate Loop, Classic Loop [10km], Glide Wax: yellow, Grip Wax: red/silver or Klister
We are in pretty good shape! Skate groomed today.
Jan 20 (3d, 30m) by Tom Conklin from Terry Fox
Trails Skied: Stadium, Skate Loop [5km], Glide Wax: Yellow? -1 to -7, Grip Wax:
SKATE: Overall the conditions were pretty good considering recent weather and the fact that hell was supposed to freeze over today. The Beach loop was in pretty solid condition considering how icy and unmanageable it was on Sunday. It was very easy to navigate all parts of the facility for an intermediate skier. Beginners might find it icy in one or two places. It was soft which gave me a lot of control, but it wasn't mushy. When it freezes up it will be much more difficult. There is a lot of track trash on all parts of the area (especially in the back along Hogs Back) but nothing that really gets in the way of progress. The crew at Mooney's have done a great job of providing a great facility under tough conditions.
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Jan 20 (3d, 6h) by John Asselin from Terry Fox
Trails Skied: Stadium, Skate Loop, Classic Loop [10km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
Quite good Skate and fair Classic conditions throughout!
Jan 19 (4d, 6h) by Terry Fox Athletic from Terry Fox
Trails Skied: Stadium, Skate Loop, Classic Loop [10km], Glide Wax: yellow, Grip Wax: klister/red
Fair - Good (Spring conditions for trails and training areas)
Jan 19 (4d, 8h) by Sarah Taber from Terry Fox
Trails Skied: Stadium, Classic Loop [5.5km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax: VR55 over klister base binder
Got out last night for a couple of loops after work. There had been new grooming earlier in the day but the tracks had been walked in in some cases and in others they were very icy. Grip did not work at all... good double polling workout! Still nice to get out in the mild temps.
Jan 18 (5d, 5h) by John Asselin from Terry Fox
Trails Skied: Stadium, Skate Loop, Classic Loop [10km], Glide Wax: yellow, Grip Wax: purple
Fresh snow! All training areas done Skate and Classic. Trails being done now.
Jan 17 (6d, 5h) by Terry Fox Athletic from Terry Fox
Trails Skied: Stadium, Skate Loop, Classic Loop [10km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax: Blue Extra
Conditions are still good, but still a little bit icy around the park area. Be careful! Grooming is ongoing throughout the park. :)
Jan 16 (7d, 20h) by Andrew Dzuba from Terry Fox
Trails Skied: Stadium, Classic Loop [5.5km], Glide Wax: N/A (Waxless skis), Grip Wax: N/A (Waxless skis)
Stadium was excellent, loop fair overall -- the grove was a bit twiggy, and the tracks worn out in a few places. Beautiful evening, though -- dress light!
Jan 16 (1w, 4h) by Terry Fox Athletic from Terry Fox
Trails Skied: Stadium, Skate Loop, Classic Loop [10km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
Conditions are good for skating and classic in the training areas. Grooming is ongoing on the trails in the park.
Jan 15 (1w, 1d) by Tom Conklin from Terry Fox
Trails Skied: Stadium, Skate Loop [5km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
Went for an hour long skate this morning. Kudos to the groomers at Mooney's who were able to get the stadium and track loops into really good condition. Unfortunately, the beach loop was in poor condition - it was very icy, rutted and there was a lot of rubbish along the trail. Until there is new snow it is going to be difficult to get the park sections into good shape but the three track loops still provide a good workout. The classic tracks looked shallow and very icy but there were a lot of people out enjoying the day. Overall, considering the weather we have had over the past week, the staff at Mooney's Bay should be commended for the solid work they have put in to getting the facility up to the level it is at now.
Jan 14 (1w, 2d) by Terry Fox Athletic from Terry Fox
Trails Skied: Stadium [0.5km], Glide Wax: blue, Grip Wax: klister
Training areas groomed
Jan 13 (1w, 3d) by John Asselin from Terry Fox
Trails Skied: Stadium, Skate Loop, Classic Loop [10km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
We are grooming and classes are on!
Good conditions for skate and fair for Classic.
Jan 12 (2w, 4d) by Terry Fox Athletic from Terry Fox
Trails Skied: Stadium, Skate Loop, Classic Loop [10km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
Trails are in poor condition. Very wet. Trails will be closed at 5pm today.
Jan 12 (2w, 4d) by John Asselin from Terry Fox
Trails Skied: Stadium, Skate Loop, Classic Loop [10km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax: Klister
No grooming or classes today!
Jan 11 (2w, 5d) by John Asselin from Terry Fox
Trails Skied: Stadium, Skate Loop, Classic Loop [10km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
Rather damp! Grooming some training areas. No fresh grooming on trails for now.
Jan 9 (2w, 7d) by Andrew Dzuba from Terry Fox
Trails Skied: Stadium, Skate Loop [5km], Glide Wax: green, Grip Wax: green
The trail for skating was quite good, even down by the beach. Wind was not really noticeable, and the temperature comfortable. Pleasant evening for a ski!
Jan 9 (2w, 1h) by Shannon Furino from Terry Fox
Trails Skied: Classic Loop [5km], Glide Wax: n/a - waxless skis, Grip Wax: n/a - waxless skis
Tracks in good shape, wee bit of rubble down in the trees but not bothersome - not even much evidence of wind down around the bay. Very quiet. Fun little lunchtime ski.
Jan 9 (2w, 5h) by John Asselin from Terry Fox
Trails Skied: Stadium, Skate Loop, Classic Loop [10km], Glide Wax: Green, Grip Wax: Green
All areas being groomed today
Jan 8 (2w, 1d) by Terry Fox Athletic from Terry Fox
Trails Skied: Stadium, Skate Loop, Classic Loop [10km], Glide Wax: green, Grip Wax: green
All presently being groomed!
Jan 7 (2w, 2d) by Jennifer Anderson from Terry Fox
Trails Skied: Stadium, Skate Loop, Classic Loop [10km], Glide Wax: Blue, Grip Wax: Blue
Excellent conditions today.
Bright and sunny here at the ski school, very little wind.
Jan 7 (2w, 2d) by Andrew Dzuba from Terry Fox
Trails Skied: Classic Loop [5km], Glide Wax: N/A (Waxless skis), Grip Wax: N/A (Waxless skis)
Positively gorgeous! Tracks in the loop are in excellent condition, blue sky, zero wind coming off the Bay -- a rarity. Zipped over to Hog's Back to ski along the river through Vincent Massey on the way out -- some 'grooming' by snowshoe-ers, but enough snow beside that path to lay down ski tracks. Turned around just before Bronson, poking around the bits on the shore that are usually all mud and cattails in the summer. On the way back, went by the band stand and and through the fields -- mostly untouched.
Jan 6 (2w, 3d) by Jennifer Anderson from Terry Fox
Trails Skied: Stadium, Skate Loop, Classic Loop [10km], Glide Wax: Blue, Grip Wax: Blue
First series of ski classes tonight. Busier evening than usual but still plenty of space to classic and skate.
Bit wind swept along beach.
Jan 6 (2w, 3d) by Shannon Furino from Terry Fox
Trails Skied: Stadium, Classic Loop [5.5km], Glide Wax: n/a - waxless skis, Grip Wax:
A little scrubby in the orchard and occasionally icy but overall a great ski today. Tracks holding up well.

About the Mooney's Bay Ski Centre..


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

613-247-4883


Features:

  • Access to the trails for a reasonable daily rate of ONLY $3 per day or $33.75 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.


Mooney's Bay Trails Legend

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Stadium 0.5
Skate Loop 4.5
Classic Loop 5

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Fresh Grooming!
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Current Weather

Observed at: Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier Int'l Airport
Date: 9:00 PM EST Friday 20 January 2017
Cloudy
Cloudy
Temperature: 0.4°C
Wind: ENE 9 km/h
Humidity: 86%
Dew point: -1.7°C
Pressure: 101.0 kPa
Tendency: Falling
Visibility: 24 km
Sunrise: 7:35 EST
Sunset: 16:52 EST
Normals:
Max -6°C. Min -16°C.

Temperature Trends

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Forecast

Ottawa (Kanata - Orléans), ON (Issued: 6:30 PM EST Friday 20 January 2017)

Friday night
Mainly cloudy. 60 percent chance of freezing drizzle overnight. Fog patches developing near midnight. Low minus 4.
Saturday
Cloudy. 60 percent chance of freezing drizzle changing to 60 percent chance of drizzle late in the morning. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High plus 4.
Saturday night
Cloudy with 60 percent chance of drizzle. Fog patches developing late in the evening. Low plus 1.
Sunday
Cloudy with 30 percent chance of drizzle. High plus 3.
Sunday night
Cloudy with 30 percent chance of drizzle or flurries. Low minus 1.
Monday
Cloudy with 60 percent chance of snow. High plus 1.
Monday night
Periods of snow. Low minus 3.
Tuesday
Periods of snow. High minus 1.
Tuesday night
Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 3.
Wednesday
Cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries. High plus 1.
Wednesday night
Cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 3.
Thursday
Cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries. High zero.