Category: Festivals & Events
Types: Arts and Crafts, Local Celebrations, Fairs & Exhibits, Music/Theatre/Dance, Sporting Events, Riding, Hay & Sleigh Rides
Region: Ottawa Region
Address: National Capital Region & Rideau Canal, Ottawa
Phone: 1-800-465-1867
Season: Weekends ~ February 3 to 19, 2006

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Winterlude celebrates its 28th year in 2006 ! Come and play outside with thousands of people of all ages at North America's greatest winter festival. The Rideau Canal Skateway becomes a 7.8 kilometre pathway of ice. Come on out and enjoy the longest skating rink in the world, a magical roadway of ice in the very heart of Ottawa, Canada's Capital! Marvel at the glittering ice sculptures or take in a spectacular fire show. The famous Casino du Lac-Leamy Crystal Garden will once again be the home of breathtaking icy creations. Come and see what some of the world's master carvers can produce with 25 blocks of ice in 30 hours as they demonstrate their skill, creativity and endurance. ~ Snowflake Kingdom and Enormous Snow Sculptures ~ Casino du Lac-Leamy Crystal Garden: 18th International Ice-Carving Competition ~ Casino du Lac-Leamy Crystal Garden's Ice Stage: Fire and Tribal Show ~ Canadian Ski Marathon (Gatineau-Montebello-Lachute) ~ Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides, Dogsled Rides ~ The Winter Triathlon ~ Beavertails and Hot Chocolate The Ice Hog Family, Winterlude's loveable mascots, travel to the Nation's Capital every winter to celebrate Winterlude. The members of the family are Mama and Papa Ice Hog and their children, Noumi and Nouma.

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