Ottawa Ice Regatta
Three teams: One mixed, one women, one BCS women!
Practices Fri. Feb. 8th and races Sat. Feb. 9th, 2019 (Dow's Lake)
Rusty Dragons logo - view of Toronto skyline in black silhouette, with orange sky and blue water.

We participated in the first ever Ice Dragon Boat Festival in North America in 2017, and again in 2018.  We are returning again for a third year with even more teams as we have had a lot of fun at this unique event.  Last year there were 100 teams and it was sold out - and this year there are 100 teams again and it sold out again in 7 minutes. The event also takes place during Ottawa's Winterlude (Feb 1 to 18).

Each team consists of 10 "paddlers", a steersperson, and a drummer. The boats are rigged with skis and we will use special ice stick "paddles". Practices will be held Friday so we can get used to the boats. Each team gets 3 races and competes in divisions like a regular festival. Click the red button below to register.  We will register up to 12 members per team.

Cost: $95 CAD / $75 USD per person  (team registration fee of $847.50 / 10 paddlers plus $10).
Latest News (Nov. 21):  Our three teams are almost full - with just 2 or 3 spots left  on Rusty Belles (see roster entries below with a blank space after number).  Registration is still open via the red "Register now" button below.  BCS paddlers from ANY team anywhere are invited to join the Pink Ice collective team. For everyone already registered but not yet paid, please do so as soon as possible.  The equivalent $75 USD can also be paid to "Tim MacFarlane" by American participants and mailing it to Tim (contact for address details).  All Canadian Dollar cheques are to "Rusty Dragons Adventures".

We will be cheering on our friends on both the LINKED IN PINKS (LIPS) and WONDER BROADS teams (both BCS). They will race with PINK ICE at the event.
A MIXED team and two WOMEN's teams.   NOTE: a "period"  after a name means registration fee paid, and a "comma" means paid for hat/scarf.

Rusty Belles (Women):​
Coach/Steer: Anita Leonne
Captain: Shalini
​Drummer: Rotated in paddler

  1. Susan Gropp
  2. Shalini.
  3. Rebecca Newton.,
  4. Lilia Marshe.,
  5. Veronica Bizon
  6. Anwesha Sen.,
  7. Peggy Hurley,
  8. Patricia Richards
  9. Jennifer Weinert
Motley Crew (Mixed):​
Steer: TBD
Drummer: Rotated in paddler
Coach/Captain: Tim MacFarlane

  1.  Tim MacFarlane.,
  2.  Raymond Martin.,
  3.  Scott Jenkins
  4.  Vance Bauer.
  5.  Edwin Huang

  7. Anita Leonne.
  8. Nancy Martin.,
  9. Una Gould.
10. Joan Wilson.,
11. Shalini., 
Picture of three of the participation medals from the event, with background being red souvenir jersey that has every participant's name on it.
2017 Team (two years ago):​

  1. Una Gould
  2. Melodie Mortensen
  3. Diana Johnson-Santos
  4. Jeff B Santos
  5. Bob So
  6. Lise McKay
  7. Scott Jenkins
  8. Michael Warwick 
  9. Michael Carsell
10. Marleah Corbin

Coach: Tim MacFarlane
Drummer: JoAnn Moore
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2018 Team (last year):​

  1. Una Gould
  2. Shalini
  3. Neera Shukla
  4. Emily King
  5. Tim MacFarlane
  6.  Mike Carsell
  7. Scott Jenkins
  8. Babar   
  9.  Guest paddler
10.  Guest paddler

Coach: Festival Steer
Drummer: Guest
Pink Ice (BCS Women):
Coach/Steer: Tim MacFarlane
Captain: Nancy Martin
Drummer: Rotated in paddler

  1. Louise Granahan.,  (Dragons Abreast Toronto - ON)
  2. Nancy Martin.,  (Pink Crusaders - Toronto, ON)
  3. Radica Madhosingh  (Linked in Pinks)
  4. Ginette Pelletier  (Linked in Pinks)
  5. Laurel Weedon  (Linked in Pinks)
  6. Ruth Wass  (WonderBroads - Windsor, ON)
  7. Nancy Poisson  (WonderBroads - Windsor, ON)
  8. Gerri Church  (WonderBroads - Windsor, ON)
  9. Christine Seki.  (Pink Crusaders - Toronto, ON)
10. Cathy Brklacic  (WonderBroads - Windsor, ON)
11. Priscilla Elgersma  (Linked in Pinks)
12. Darlene Wallace  (WonderBroads - Windsor, ON)
Picture of green and yellow felt dragon hat and scarf
Official logo for Ottawa Ice Dragon Boat Festival - white oval with blue outside background, and dragon picture in red outlines.  This links to official website for organizers.
Photo of pin-on buttons created by Louise Granahan with team name and first name for each paddler.