Rideau Canal to fully open to skaters Wednesday
Ottawa Citizen

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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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