Cold helping crews thicken skateway ice

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By Melissa Murray, Ottawa Community News, December 29, 2017

Every year, within hours of the Rideau Canal Skateway’s opening, hundreds of skaters flock to the ice.

And while the polar vortex hovering over the city helped crews make progress on the surface, as of Dec. 29, more work was still to come.

According to the National Capital Commission’s (NCC’s) senior manager of communications, Jean Wolff, up to Boxing Day, there was just a thin layer of ice forming on the top of the canal.