The Rideau Canal – Ottawa, Canada
It’s official! According to Guinness World Records, the world’s largest naturally frozen ice rink is in Canada’s backyard. Ottawa – our nation’s capital – boasts an ice surface that’s the equivalent to 90 Olympic-sized rinks. Measuring in at a knee-wobbling 7.8 km long, the picture perfect Rideau Canal Skateway winds past Canada’s Parliament Buildings and the majestic Chateau Laurier Hotel. Take advantage of the Canal’s rink-side stands for skate and sleigh rentals, skate sharpening, cozy warming chalets, and snack bars peddling delectable hot chocolate, and sweet BeaverTails. The Skateway is open in January through to March, weather permitting.