• Thursday, February 18th, 2010
Skating on the Rideau
Ottawa’s Winterlude festival just keeps getting better. I e-mailed my colleague at the National Capital Commission on Monday to tell him just how impressed I was with just everything… the ice carvings across Elgin in Confederaton Park are some of the most beautiful I have ever seen and the ice was in the best condition I have ever experienced, even with the thousands of people skating and walking the length of it. Congrats for pulling off an amazing event!! You cannot beat the experience of skating the canal on a sunny day. Makes you feel so alive. We had the ideal combo of Winterlude, Valentines and Family Day – three great excuses to be out and about.
One of the best parts of working in a hotel that is so front and center, is that you feel the energy, the buzz and excitement of festivals such as this. The guests are in and out with their skates and dropping by for a hot chocolate or coffee at Starbucks. We have 3 TV’s in our lobby with Olympic coverage going on as well. It’s like having your house full of guests. It feels so alive and vibrant – just as a hotel should be.
We are gearing up for our final weekend of Winterlude and reservations are coming in fast. If you haven’t been, don’t miss it!!