Skate the Lake, January 23rd & 24th, 2016

Skate The Lake on Rick Mercer Report

Skate the Lake 2016 is under construction.
The 12th edition of everyone’s favourite Speed Skating event is well underway. While it’s much too early to start working on the largest Speed Skating oval on the lake; it’s never too early to start on all the many other activities that go into making this a successful event.  We are looking to add a couple of new events for our growing number of spectators, one of the new activities is Snolf, a sport suitable for young and the young at heart.
We have a lot of work to do between now and the weekend of Jan 23rd, if you are interested in becoming a part of the Skate the Lake team please click on the “About Us” header, scroll down to Volunteers and fill out the volunteer form, one of the executive will contact you.


Skate the Lake is a community event that depends totally on the support of our sponsors and individual donations. If you would like to help support Skate the Lake please click on the paypal button below.


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!

XMAS Parades

The Skate the lake team will be attending the following Xmas Parades in 2015
Smiths Falls, Nov 21st, 5 pm
Carleton Place, Nov 28th, 5 pm
Athens, Dec 5th, 5 pm
Come out & enjoy the fun

Skate the Lake Activities

Activities this year include:

  • Meet RBC Olympians
  • Kids Curling
  • Snolf
  • Skate tails, Snert, Chili and much more
  • Sleigh Rides
  • Terrific Fireworks display
  • Public skating to music after final race

Race Agenda Day 1, Sat. Jan 23rd, 2016

  • Registration trailer opens at 7:30am
  • Opening ceremonies: 8:30am
  • National Anthem -Michelle Chant
  • "Cutting of the Ice" - President John Bongers
  • Start of 10K - official starter MPP Steve Clark
  • See Registration details for other start times