For Immediate Release Registration opens today for the first ever ice dragon boat race in North America. The Ottawa Ice Dragon Boat Festival has partnered with the International Ice Dragon Boat Federation Series, Canadian Heritage and NCC to present non-stop action in the Nation’s Capital in conjunction with Canada’s 150th Anniversary Celebration.

Athletes and spectators are expected to make history when the converge in Ottawa for Winterlude’s newest attraction. The Ottawa Ice Dragon Boat Festival will run from February 17-18, 2017 on the Rideau Canal Skateway at Dow’s Lake.

SCHEDULE: *Subject To Change
Friday, February 17
  • 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM Demonstration, Development & Practices
  • 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM Team Captains Meeting

Saturday, February 18

  • 10:15 AM Chinese Lion Dance
  • 10:30 AM Opening Ceremony and Eye Dotting Ceremony
  • 10:50 AM Commemorative Exhibition Race with Canada’s National Dragon Boat Team
  • 11:00 AM Shiver & Giver Fundraising Races
  • 11:15 AM Official Race Schedule Begins
  • 4:00 PM Awards Ceremony
  • 4:30 PM Après-Paddling Party

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