Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

January 25, 2008 14:36 ET

Rideau Hall Skating Rink Officially Opened to Skaters

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 25, 2008) - Their Excellencies the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada, and Jean-Daniel Lafond are pleased to announce that Rideau Hall's historic skating rink is now officially open to skaters for another winter season.

Their Excellencies extend a warm invitation to members of the public to share in this unique part of Canada's heritage, which has been associated with the official residence since the time of Lord Dufferin, who was governor general from 1872 to 1878.

Skating schedules may vary depending on weather conditions. The general public can skate on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. without a reservation. Organized groups must make reservations. Please note that this rink is exclusively for pleasure skating-hockey games are not permitted.

For reservations or information, please call 613-991-ggca (4422) or 1-866-842-ggca.

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