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Feb 6 (20h, 39m) by John Asselin from Terry Fox
Trails Skied: Skate Loop, Classic Loop [9.5km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax: Red
Modified trail loop groomed yesterday- fair conditions - a few icy spots - 3.5Klms.
Feb 5 (2d, 22h) by John Asselin from Terry Fox
Trails Skied: Skate Loop, Classic Loop [9.5km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
Grooming is starting and we will have some training and trails groomed by Saturday.
Feb 2 (5d, 23h) by John Asselin from Terry Fox
Trails Skied: Stadium, Skate Loop, Classic Loop [10km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
Trails and training areas closed until further notice. ICY!
Feb 1 (6d, 24h) by John Asselin from Terry Fox
Trails Skied: Stadium, Skate Loop, Classic Loop [10km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
All training areas and trails closed! Classes postponed!
Jan 30 (1w, 22h) by John Asselin from Terry Fox
Trails Skied: Stadium, Skate Loop, Classic Loop [10km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
all groomed and in good condition - some ice in far end of trail.
Jan 29 (1w, 2d) by John Asselin from Terry Fox
Trails Skied: Stadium, Skate Loop, Classic Loop [10km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
Just finished grooming. Some parts wind blown. A few icy spots.
Jan 28 (1w, 3d) by John Asselin from Terry Fox
Trails Skied: Stadium, Skate Loop, Classic Loop [10km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
Grooming all training areas and trails through today.
Jan 27 (2w, 4d) by John Asselin from Terry Fox
Trails Skied: Stadium, Skate Loop, Classic Loop [10km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
Good condition - few icy spots.
Jan 27 (2w, 4d) by John Asselin from Terry Fox
Trails Skied: Stadium, Skate Loop, Classic Loop [10km], Glide Wax: blue, Grip Wax: blue
All trails and training areas being groomed now.
Jan 25 (2w, 6d) by John Asselin from Terry Fox
Trails Skied: Stadium, Skate Loop, Classic Loop [10km], Glide Wax: blue, Grip Wax: blue
All being groomed. right now!
Jan 24 (2w, 7d) by John Asselin from Terry Fox
Trails Skied: Stadium, Skate Loop, Classic Loop [10km], Glide Wax: blue, Grip Wax: blue
All groomed early this morning!
Jan 23 (2w, 16h) by John Asselin from Terry Fox
Trails Skied: Stadium, Skate Loop, Classic Loop [10km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
groomed early morning
Jan 20 (2w, 3d) by Garry Tarr from Terry Fox
Trails Skied: Stadium, Skate Loop [5km], Glide Wax: CH7, Grip Wax:
I think I've figured out the grooming schedule at this little gem of an urban ski park. Grooming seems to take place every afternoon, no doubt to prepare for the busy evening schedule of ski lessons. Today I arrived shortly after the grooming was completed, and spent a very pleasant hour cruising the skate trails in the afternoon sun. The grooming was superb, with deep, firm classic tracks (the kind we so seldom see in Gatineau Park). All the icy patches are now covered with snow, and my pole tips only broke through to the ice a couple of times. The snow is still best on the upper fields and in the orchard next to Hog's Back Road. That area also gives the best protection from the west wind, which tends to be strong along the beach. The skiers' side of Mt. Mooney has nice packed powder, great for climbing or descending. Enjoy it while the snow lasts- the season at Mooney's is all too short.
Jan 19 (3w, 5d) by John Asselin from Terry Fox
Trails Skied: Stadium, Skate Loop, Classic Loop [10km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
All trails and training areas being done this morning!
Jan 18 (3w, 6d) by John Asselin from Terry Fox
Trails Skied: Stadium, Skate Loop, Classic Loop [10km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
Being groomed now (9:00am). Completed by early afternoon - all trails and training areas!
Jan 17 (3w, 7d) by John Asselin from Terry Fox
Trails Skied: Stadium, Skate Loop, Classic Loop [10km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
Groomed early morning Sunday.
Heavy traffic through Sunday.
Jan 15 (3w, 2d) by Garry Tarr from Terry Fox
Trails Skied: Stadium, Skate Loop [5km], Glide Wax: CH7, Grip Wax:
The groomer was doing its work while I was out for a quick lunch hour ski. Yesterday's grooming had seen a great deal of skier traffic, but the fresh grooming was superb. Conditions (skate and classic) are still best on the upper playing fields. There are some icy patches under the snow on the lower levels. Unfortunately the tobogganers have scraped a lot of the snow off Mt. Mooney.
Jan 15 (3w, 2d) by John Asselin from Terry Fox
Trails Skied: Stadium, Skate Loop, Classic Loop [10km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
All areas are being groomed and will be done by this evening.
Jan 14 (3w, 3d) by Garry Tarr from Terry Fox
Trails Skied: Stadium, Skate Loop [5km], Glide Wax: CH7, Grip Wax:
I had a nice one hour escape on the skate trails here, enjoying the new snow (maybe 5cm, less than in the Gatineau) and very fresh grooming. Skating was a bit slow on the fresh cold powder- I should have used a harder glide wax. Conditions were very good although in a few places one could detect (and sometimes see) ice under the snow. This was particularly true under the trees at the NW end. It looks like pools of water had formed during the weekend thaw, and frozen over without snow bonding to the ice. The classic tracks were also a bit shallow, no doubt due to the limited amount of new snow over the ice. The snow in the stadium loops was superb, great for practising technique. Conditions should be great tonight for anyone interested in an in-town ski under the lights. If you need a workout, try repeated climbs of Mt. Mooney!
Jan 14 (3w, 3d) by John Asselin from Terry Fox
Trails Skied: Stadium, Skate Loop, Classic Loop [10km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
All groomed and beautiful!!
Jan 13 (4w, 4d) by John Asselin from Terry Fox
Trails Skied: Stadium, Skate Loop, Classic Loop [10km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
Recovering from rain- All groomed by this evening
Jan 8 (4w, 2d) by Garry Tarr from Terry Fox
Trails Skied: Skate Loop [4.5km], Glide Wax: CH7, Grip Wax:
Noon hour escape from work for a skate ski. Trails had been groomed recently, but had seen very heavy skier traffic. It was still fairly easy to get edges to hold on the skate lane, and the classic tracks were well defined. The snow was still powdery. Overall Mooney's Bay offers a great opportunity to ski in almost the center of the city. It's amazing how many kilometers of trail are compressed into such a small area.

About the Mooney's Bay Ski Centre..


Mooney's Bay offers skiing inside the Ottawa city limits! There are 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 visit the Fall-Winter Recreation Guide
Register online.


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 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 Website.


Mooney's Bay Trails Legend

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Stadium 0.5
Skate Loop 4.5
Classic Loop 5


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