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Jan 19 (15h, 40m) by John Asselin from Terry Fox
Trails Skied: Stadium, Skate Loop, Classic Loop [10km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
Fair conditions on both training areas and trails - be careful of bare spots.
Jan 16 (4d, 13h) by Terry Fox Athletic from Terry Fox
Trails Skied: Stadium, Skate Loop, Classic Loop [10km], Glide Wax: Blue, Grip Wax: Blue
We have just freshly groomed all of the trails and main areas. Classic is fair/good and skate is in good conditions.
Jan 16 (4d, 18h) by Terry Fox Athletic from Terry Fox
Trails Skied: Stadium, Skate Loop, Classic Loop [10km], Glide Wax: green, Grip Wax: green
Training areas are open for classes and public use, however the trails have not been groomed and are closed for public use.
Jan 15 (5d, 18h) by John Asselin from Terry Fox
Trails Skied: Stadium, Skate Loop, Classic Loop [10km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
Training areas and trails remain closed. Classes postponed. Snow dance please!
Jan 13 (7d, 17h) by Terry Fox Athletic from Terry Fox
Trails Skied: Stadium, Skate Loop, Classic Loop [10km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
Classes postponed for Saturday and Sunday, 13th and 14th. All training areas and trails are closed Saturday and Sunday, 13th and 14th.
Jan 12 (1w, 17h) by John Asselin from Terry Fox
Trails Skied: Stadium, Skate Loop, Classic Loop [10km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
Argh!! Rained out! Sci school and Centre closed until further notice.
Jan 11 (1w, 2d) by Terry Fox Athletic from Terry Fox
Trails Skied: Stadium, Skate Loop, Classic Loop [10km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
Message of the day - groomed to perfection yesterday, and spring like conditions today!
Jan 11 (1w, 2d) by Terry Fox Athletic from Terry Fox
Trails Skied: Stadium, Skate Loop, Classic Loop [10km], Glide Wax: blue, Grip Wax: klister
Well groomed yesterday - Spring like conditions today!
Jan 9 (2w, 4d) by Terry Fox Athletic from Terry Fox
Trails Skied: Stadium, Skate Loop, Classic Loop [10km], Glide Wax: Red/Violet, Grip Wax: Red/Violet
Warm day for skiing today. Grooming is on going but we are looking at good conditions for classic and skate. Blue wax will be recommended later on in the evening.
Jan 8 (2w, 4d) 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.
Jan 8 (2w, 5d) by Terry Fox Athletic from Terry Fox
Trails Skied: Stadium, Skate Loop, Classic Loop [10km], Glide Wax: Blue, Grip Wax: Blue
Lots of snow on the trails but great day to go skiing. Trails are currently being groomed and are in good shape.
Jan 7 (2w, 6d) by Terry Fox Athletic from Terry Fox
Trails Skied: Stadium, Skate Loop, Classic Loop [10km], Glide Wax: Green, Grip Wax: Green
Freshly groomed today, (trails & training areas)
Jan 2 (3w, 4d) by Terry Fox Athletic from Terry Fox
Trails Skied: Stadium, Skate Loop, Classic Loop [10km], Glide Wax: green, Grip Wax: green
We are currently letting new snow fall. Planning to do a full groom by tomorrow. Conditions are fair for both classic and skate.
Dec 29 (3w, 13h) by Tom Conklin from Terry Fox
Trails Skied: Stadium, Skate Loop [5km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
SKATE: Pretty good conditions with recent grooming. There are quite significant truck or big vehicle ruts all over the skate track, but they can be pretty easily avoided.
Because of the extreme cold the snow is quite slow.

TRAFFIC: There were very few people this afternoon, perhaps one other skater. There were two or three small groups of classic skiers, maybe a total of 15 people.

WEATHER: It was cold of course, but layering-up made it fairly comfortable. I skied for maybe 40 minutes and was starting to get cold hands and feet.
Dec 27 (3w, 3d) by Terry Fox Athletic from Terry Fox
Trails Skied: Stadium, Skate Loop, Classic Loop [10km], Glide Wax: green, Grip Wax: polar
Trails and training areas are in great shape- ungroomed hill
Dec 27 (3w, 3d) by Terry Fox Athletic from Terry Fox
Trails Skied: Stadium, Skate Loop, Classic Loop [10km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
Freshly groomed - all trails groomed and set for skate and classic
Dec 22 (4w, 18h) by Terry Fox Athletic from Terry Fox
Trails Skied: Stadium, Skate Loop, Classic Loop [10km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
trails done, classic and skate - a few grassy/icy patches
Dec 21 (4w, 2d) by Tom Conklin from Terry Fox
Trails Skied: Stadium, Skate Loop [5km], Glide Wax: Whatever was on at the end of last year! , Grip Wax:
SKATE: Conditions are OK. The crew has done a good job of getting the facility up and running but they need some fresh snow to remove some of the ruts and even out the skate tracks. There is good snow coverage for the most part but there are areas with a bit of grass sticking out and there are a lot of leaves in the usual places. Despite the choppiness and icy rutting in places it is still very skiable.

NEW TRACK: It looks like the crew is extending the track out further along Riverside Drive which is great.

CLASSIC: From what I was told the classic setting is about 60% done. A bit more snow will really help them get the whole park up and running.
Dec 21 (4w, 2d) by Terry Fox Athletic from Terry Fox
Trails Skied: Stadium, Skate Loop, Classic Loop [10km], Glide Wax: , Grip Wax:
Skate open. Fair / icy conditions. Classic not set.

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 $3.25 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.


Mooney's Bay Trails Legend

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Stadium 0.5
Skate Loop 4.5
Classic Loop 5

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Current Weather

Observed at: Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier Int'l Airport
Date: 4:00 AM EST Saturday 20 January 2018
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy
Temperature: 1.9°C
Wind: SW 27 gust 42 km/h
Humidity: 67%
Dew point: -3.6°C
Pressure: 99.9 kPa
Tendency: Falling
Visibility: 16 km
Sunrise: 7:35 EST
Sunset: 16:52 EST
Normals:
Max -6°C. Min -16°C.

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Forecast

Ottawa (Kanata - Orléans), ON (Issued: 3:30 PM EST Friday 19 January 2018)

Friday night
Mainly cloudy with 70 percent chance of flurries or ice pellets and risk of freezing drizzle. Wind becoming southwest 30 km/h this evening. Low minus 4.
Saturday
Mainly cloudy. 40 percent chance of flurries or rain showers in the afternoon. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. High plus 4.
Saturday night
Mainly cloudy. 40 percent chance of flurries or rain showers early in the evening. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light near midnight. Low minus 3.
Sunday
Cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries. High zero.
Sunday night
Cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 7.
Monday
Cloudy with 70 percent chance of snow. High minus 7.
Monday night
Periods of freezing rain or snow. Low minus 9.
Tuesday
Periods of freezing rain or rain. High plus 1.
Tuesday night
Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 12.
Wednesday
A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of flurries. High minus 7.
Wednesday night
Clear. Low minus 17.
Thursday
Sunny. High minus 9.