Warm, sunny weather prompts NCC to close Skateway indefinitely at 11 p.m.
Ottawa Citizen

By Normand Provencher, Ottawa Citizen, February 18, 2017

After 25 skating days since the Skateway opened 36 days ago, the National Capital Commission is taking no chances in the recent thaw and is closing the facility as of 11 p.m. Saturday.

”Current weather conditions erode the quality of the ice surface and create hazardous conditions for skaters and the public,” agency said in a release.

“This closure, while we wait for colder weather, will provide the best possible chances to preserve the ice with the goal of extending the 47th skating season of the Rideau Canal Skateway.”


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