Skating to Work

Published on January 25, 2009 by Jesse Storimer

Ahh Canada. Where else could someone skate to work?

I consider myself lucky, not only do I live in Ottawa, home of the worlds largest skating rink, but I also live near the middle of the Rideau Canal and work near one end of the Rideau Canal.

In the mornings and evenings I tie up my skates and go for a 15 min. skate on the Canal. It’s a great way to start and end the day.

And then there are ‘those’ days. ↑

Skating on the Canal is a great way to get some exercise and see some of the downtown from a different angle. If you happen to be in Ottawa in the winter, it’s definitely checking out.

Sometimes in the morning there is no one else out there but me, and it’s so freeing to be skating out there in downtown Ottawa with no people around and no cars around, it’s awesome.