Rideau Canal to fully open to skaters Wednesday
Ottawa Citizen

By Bruce Deachman, Ottawa Citizen, January 17, 2017

The Rideau Canal Skateway, a.k.a. the world’s largest skating rink, will fully open at 8 a.m. Wednesday, the National Capital Commission said, the first time this season that its entire 7.8-kilometre span, from downtown to Hartwells Locks at Dow’s Lake, has been open.

The skateway, which typically attracts about a million skaters each winter, only opened last Saturday, when the 4.4-km stretch from the Laurier Avenue Bridge to the Bronson Avenue Bridge was cleared for skaters.


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