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Image of the Past: Skating at Rideau Hall, 1915


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Image: Skating, Rideau Hall
Location: Rideau Hall, Ottawa, Canada
Date of photo: 1915
Photographer/Source: Basil Reid/Library and Archives Canada/PA-030206, Library and Archives Canada

One of the great benefits of living in the Capital is the ability to go trick-or-treating at the Prime Minister’s house, do some yoga on the lawn of Parliament Hill, or go skating at Rideau Hall, home to the Governor General. Built in 1872 by Canada’s third GG, the Earl of Dufferin, the public is now invited to skate on the rink every weekend from noon to 5pm, January 5 to March 15, 2015.