Saturday Jan. 24th, 2015 - Portland, Ontario

Skate The Lake on Rick Mercer Report

Skate the Lake has been very fortunate to have support not only from the Portland area but across the Eastern Ontario region. Our first class group of volunteers is made up of individual residents and businesses. Without every ones support, Skate the Lake would not be the fabulous event our participants and spectators have come to love and enjoy.

If you would like to join this dedicated group of volunteers please click here ( volunteers ) to fill out our Volunteer form and once submitted you will be contacted by one of our board members to discuss your involvement.


Create unforgettable family moments and come on out to this year's Skate The Lake. We've got a ton of family friendly events lined up, games, contests, prizes and so much more!


Meet new friends and connect with old ones, chat with neighbours and skaters from around the world and network with Portland business owners... everyone will be here!


”Portland Outdoors volunteers work with the community to put on a spectacular event that truly has something for everyone! Come out and enjoy the best Canadian winter has to offer and if you are so inclined, join our team of community volunteers”


Skate the Lake Activities

Activities this year include:

  • Meet RBC Olympian Derek O'Farrell
  • Kids Curling
  • Beaver tails, Snert, Chilli and much more
  • Sleigh Rides
  • Terrific Fireworks display
  • Public skate to music after final race

Skate the Lake's "POD" visited Local Xmas Parades

  • Nov 22nd Smiths Falls - 5PM
  • Nov 29th. Westport 1PM
  • Nov 29th, Carleton Place 5PM
  • Dec 6th, Athens, 5PM