4.8-km section of the Rideau canal now open for (bumpy) skating
Ottawa Citizen

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By Elise Schulzke, Ottawa Citizen, January 15, 2017

First the bad news: The Rideau Canal Skateway’s opening day ice reviews were not terrific.

“There’s cracks everywhere, I almost fell the whole time,” said Karen Lemaire, gesturing to a skater behind her who had hit a bump and was flailing her arms attempting to stay upright.

Now the almost universal good news: People were ecstatic that the skating season had begun on the iconic outdoor rink Saturday, with the addition of the downtown section on Sunday morning.

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