Things to do on Preston Street
#13 PLAY HOCKEY IN LITTLE ITALY
Strap on your skates, grab your helmet and some friends then enjoy the wonderful Canadian tradition of playing shinny or skating laps on an outdoor rink. Carefully tended by dedicated volunteers, seasonal rinks ideal for skaters of all ages are located at both Plouffe Park on Preston Street and Ev Tremblay Park on Beech Street; they’re just two of Ottawa’s more than 250 outdoor rinks. Open daily, weather permitting. Warm up afterwards with hot chocolate at one of Preston’s many welcoming cafés.