14 events you won’t want to miss this weekend in Ottawa

Winter weekends are usually quieter in terms of events compared to the summer but don’t let the cold prevent you from leaving home. This weekend we have sport events, a painting event, Latin music concerts and markets! Let’s have a look!

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1. Colonel By Classic

The men’s and women’s hockey teams of the two most high-profile universities in Ottawa – the Carleton Ravens and the UOttawa Gee-Gees – will collide in this Colonel By Classic that you cannot miss if you’re a college student. One ticket gets you admission to both games. Tickets: $20.
When: Sunday Jan 22, 4:30pm (men); 7:30pm (women).
Where: TD Place, 1015 Bank St.

2. Art Battle Ottawa

Come watch this competition of artists who have to create their masterpieces in 3 rounds of 20 minutes. The public will choose the winner. Tickets: $23.73 to $30.
When: Saturday Jan 21, at 7pm
Where: Arts Court #240 2 Daly Ave
Details: artbattle.com

3. Rhythm and Soul, Latin Style

The National Arts Centre Orchestra will delight the whole family with rhythms from Latin America, from tango to salsa, rumba and bossa nova! For children 5+ and the whole family. Tickets: $17
When: Saturday Jan 21 at 3:30pm
Where: NAC, Southam Hall, 1 Elgin St.
Details: https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/31613

4. Ottawa Senators vs Winnipeg Jets

Country Night: Special guest, Mackenzie Porter, will perform the intermission show. Be one of the first 5,000 fans to arrive and get a cowbow hat keychain.

When: Saturday Jan 21, 7pm.
Where: Canadian Tire Centre, 1000 Palladium Drive.

5. Fly Market

Multi-vendor shopping event with DJ Sacha Foster and yummy cocktails by Bar From Afar. FREE admission. Bring reusable bags.
When: Saturday Jan 21 from 11am to 5pm.
Where: Dom Polsky Hall, 379 Waverley St in Centretown.

6. Public Skating at Rideau Hall

The historic skating rink at Rideau Hall, which dates back 1872, will be open to the public every weekend until March 5. FREE. No reservation required. No on-site parking, but parking is allowed on adjacent streets.
When: Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5pm. (weather permitting)
Details: gg.ca

7. Musical Evenings at Casino Lac Leamy

Bar 7 at Casino Lac Leamy is launching its musical evenings with a multimedia screen and live performances from Thursdays to Saturdays. FREE.
When: Thursday 19 (Latin Fiesta) at 8:30pm Andy Rubal. Friday 20 and Saturday 21 At Last at 9:30pm.
Where: 1, Boulevard du Casino, Gatineau, QC J8Y 6W3.
Details: https://casinos.lotoquebec.com/en/lacleamy/explore/bars/bar-7

8. Farmer’s winter market

The Farmer’s market is back for the winter season every Sunday until April 30. Fresh vegetables and fruit, meat, baked goods, spirits, crafts and more. FREE.
When: Sundays from 10am to 3pm.
Where: Aberdeen Pavilion, Lansdowne Park. 1000 Exhibition Way.

9. Ice skating at the Rink of Dreams

Grab your skates and head to the most popular ice-skating rink in Ottawa for some winter fun! FREE. You can rent skates there!
When: Everyday from 9am to 11pm
Where: 110 Laurier Ave West.

10. Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel

An exhibition that showcases the wonders of the Sistine Chapel. It has been reproduced in a unique way using licensed high-definition photos. From Dec 9 to Jan 23 at EY Centre, 4999 Uplands Drive. Tickets: $20-$26

11. Owl Rendez-Vous

Watch live owls in a special outdoor exhibition. At the Canadian Museum of Nature, 240 McLeod St, from Dec 14 to April 3, 2024.

12. Free Guided Snowshoe Hike at the Gatineau Park

Take a snowshoe hike with a nature interpreter at the Gatineau Park this winter! FREE. Snowshoes are provided. Spaces are limited. Tours in English and French available.
When: Saturdays and Sundays from Jan 14 to March 12.
For information call: (819) 827-2020

13. Exhibition: Uramado AR, the awakening of the Tanukis

Uramado is a treasure hunt route in augmented reality. It tells the story of Tanukis which are spirits of the forest from Japanese mythology.The participants are invited to download the free app Uramado AR, Tanukis awake ( on IOS and Android ) to start this treasure hunt. FREE.
When: Mon to Fri from 9am to 12pm; and 2pm-4pm.
Where: Alliance Française Ottawa, 352 MacLaren St.
Details: https://www.af.ca/ottawa/details-de-levenement/?eventId=578#/

14. 12 Architects on Architecture

Architecture award recipients will share the stories and visions about their projects and will answer questions in a public free event.
When: Monday Jan 23 from 6pm to 8pm
Where: Canadian Museum of History, 100 Laurier St, Gatineau.
Details: @raic_irac on Instagram


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