Rideau Canal Skateway to open five-kilometre stretch Friday

By Aedan Helmer, Ottawa Citizen, January 4, 2018

The Rideau Canal Skateway will open its 48th season at 8 a.m. Friday.

The recent cold snap brought with it days of speculation about when the “world’s largest skating rink” would be set to open, with NCC officials pleading with people to remain patient.

Officials ended that speculation Thursday afternoon, announcing a five-kilometre stretch from the Bronson Avenue rest area to Pretoria Bridge — including all of Dow’s Lake — will open at 8 a.m.


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