Family Day activities and schedule changes

There are activities for the whole family, and the following service and schedule changes are in place for Family Day on Monday, February 19. For a full list of changes, please check


Mayor Jim Watson invites everyone to join him for his Annual Family Day Skating Party from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sens Rink of Dreams at Ottawa City Hall. The party will include special guests and fun family activities inside and out.



  • Sens Rink of Dreams located at Marion Dewar Plaza at Ottawa City Hall, is open daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. The heated changing facility is open daily from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.


  • Skating Court, located at Lansdowne Park, is open daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., and the heated changing facility is open daily from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., weather permitting.


  • Ben Franklin Place Skating Rink and the heated changing facility, located at 101 Centrepointe Drive, are open daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., weather permitting.


  • Pools, arenas and fitness centres will be operating on modified schedules on Monday, February 19, including public swimming, fitness, aquafitness and public skating. Additional swimming and skating sessions will be offered at many sites. Please check ca or the facility of your choice for details.



  • Family Day is the final day of Winterlude 2018 and City Hall is an extension of the official site at Confederation Park. Visit the official Winterlude website for a complete list of activities around the National Capital Region and for any schedule changes due to weather.


Client services:

  • Ottawa City Hall and all seven Client Service Centres, including the Government Service Centre located at 110 Laurier Avenue West, will be closed. Business will resume as usual on Tuesday, February 20.


  • The City’s Provincial Offences Court, located at 100 Constellation Crescent, will also be closed. Business will resume as usual on Tuesday, February 20.


  • The City’s 3-1-1 Contact Centre will be open for urgent matters requiring the City’s immediate attention. Call 3-1-1 or 613-580-2400 to speak to a customer service representative. For individuals living with a hearing-related disability, call (TTY): 613-580-2401.


Garbage, green bin and recycling collection:

  • There will be no curbside green bin, recycling, garbage or bulky item collection on Monday, February 19. The collection of green bin, garbage and recycling materials will be delayed by one day for the week of February 19. For curbside collection inquiries, refer to the collection calendar tool.


Transit service:

  • OC Transpo will operate a revised weekday schedule on Family Day with minor reductions on some routes. School trips and Route 301 will not run. A family or group may travel all day with a Family DayPass, which can be purchased for $10.50 from the bus operator when you board, or from ticket machines located at four stations on O-Train Line 2, the Trillium Line. A family or group includes up to six people with a maximum of two individuals aged 13 or older. Call 613-560-1000 or text 560560 plus your four-digit bus stop number for real time schedule information. For more information, holiday schedules and travel planning, visit com or phone 613-741-4390.



  • Para Transpo operations:
  • Customer service (613-842-3681) – open regular hours
  • Administration (613-244-1289) – open regular hours
  • Taxi coupons (613-842-3670) – open regular hours
  • Reservations (613-244-7272) – open regular hours



  • All City of Ottawa parking regulations and restrictions will apply during this time.