Residence Visit the State rooms where the governor general fulfills official duties, welcomes dignitaries and honours Canadians. Dare to Dream! The new Dare to Dream exhibition will be presented at Rideau Hall until 2022. Skating Rink The outdoor skating rink was originally built in 1872. Today, you can step back in time and go for a skate on this historic rink which is also now refrigerated. Grounds Explore the grounds at your leisure by walking, jogging, biking and even rollerblading. You can pick up a self-guided tour brochure and follow the interpretive panels along the paths. Educational Activities Educational tours of the residence and the grounds are provided to school groups of all ages. Rideau Hall gives civics and history lessons a sense of place. The Queen Elizabeth II Equestrian Monument A Royal greeting welcomes you to Rideau Hall. The Queen Elizabeth II Equestrian Monument signals your arrival at Rideau Hall.