Ottawa, ON

Dow’s Lake

February 9th



Opens October 1st

Limited Spots




North America’s largest ice dragon boat event is back, taking place in the Nation’s Capital! The Ottawa Ice Dragon Boat Festival has proudly partnered with the International Ice Dragon Boat Federation Series, Canadian Heritage and NCC to present this popular Winterlude event on the Rideau Canal Skateway at Dow’s Lake.



(+HST = $847.5)

Registration includes:

  • Equipment for all team members (boats, ice-sticks)
  • Practice session will be held on Friday, February 9th.
  • Two 200m races; top teams in each division will race in Championship Finals
  • Commemorative swag for all participants

Team Details:

Teams consist of 8-10 paddlers, 1 steersperson, 1 drummer and up to 4 spares (maximum of 16).

Participants must be at least 12 years of age as of January 31st of the given year.



Must race with a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 5 paddlers of each gender (does not include steersperson/drummer)


Must have all female paddlers, but can have a male drummer and/or steersperson

Refund Policy:

In the unlikely event of cancellation or postponement of this event due to circumstances beyond the reasonable control of the Ottawa Ice Dragon Boat Festival, including but not limited to, safety, weather, ice conditions, or similar concerns, Ottawa Ice Dragon Boat Festival shall not be held responsible for any cost, damage, or expense which may be incurred by registrants as a consequence of this event being postponed or cancelled. It is further understood that Ottawa Ice Dragon Boat Festival will incur significant upfront costs in organizing this event, and it is acknowledged and agreed and that the registration fee being paid is NON-REFUNDABLE.