Skate the Lake, Feb. 17th & 18, 2018

Skate The Lake on Rick Mercer Report

2017 Results are posted here

Important News Update: Skate the Lake 2018 has been moved for one year from January to Sat. Feb 17th & Sun. Feb 18th. We have a large contingent of skaters (100-150) coming from the Netherlands. Portland is their first of three skating events in Canada. On the Sat. we will have a 100K, non-competitive but timed race. We will be serving nourishment for the skaters on the ice during the race. All the other traditional races will be held on the Sunday. This is also Family Day weekend so bring the family and enjoy the many activities that Skate the Lake has to offer. Stay tuned for further updates.

2018 Parades

Nov 25 - Carleton Place, On
Dec 2nd - Perth, On
Dec 9th - Smiths Falls, On





Pictures Wanted

There is so much activity at Skate the Lake. If you should capture a good picture, please forward it to registration@portlandoutdoors  .com and we may use it on our website.




Ice Conditions

The oval is closed for the season.  STL 2018 is Feb 17th -18th.              The Dutch are coming.






Skate the Lake Activities

Activities for 2017 included:

  • Ice Stock Demo Saturday at 10 am
  • Helicopter rides on Sat Jan 28th
  • Kids Curling
  • Skate tails, Snert, Chili and much more
  • Sleigh Rides all day Saturday
  • Public skating to music after final race on Sat. 
  • Fireworks Saturday evening starting at Dusk.
  • Sit down dinner after fireworks- Portland Hall

Stay tuned for 2018 activities to be announced!