Skateway prep underway, but stay off the ice

By the Citizen, December 12, 2018

Yes, those were indeed National Capital Commission workers alert readers may have spotted on the Rideau Canal Skateway over the past few days.

And, yes, they are watering the world’s longest skating rink.

But NO! You can’t skate (or walk) on it, despite the winter-like weather we have experienced.

The federal agency advises the layer of ice that has formed on the canal’s surface is still “dangerously” thin. The water level beneath the ice surface varies from approximately one metre (three feet) to 4.3 metres (14 feet) deep along the length of the Rideau Canal, between downtown Ottawa and Dows Lake.

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