Canal flooding has been completed from Dow's Lake to downtown
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By Hailey Ritchie, Ottawa Metro News, January 10, 2017

The canal has been flooded from Dow’s Lake to downtown, but the National Capital Commission says they’ll need a final push from mother nature to finally open the skateway.

Cédric Pelletier, spokesperson for the NCC, said while he’s been getting plenty of questions from friends and the public, there’s no secret confirmed date to reveal.

“Operations are going well right now. Over the weekend we managed to do a lot of flooding,” he said. “We’re building ice, we’re working hard, but we haven’t reached the 30 cm of good quality ice that we need to open the skateway.”