And they're off! Skateway opened bright and early Sunday

By the Ottawa Citizen, December 30, 2018

Get your blades sharpened Ottawa.

The beloved Rideau Canal Skateway opened for business Sunday morning at 8 a.m.

The NCC announced a 2.7-kilometre stretch of the iconic attraction will be available, between the Bank Street and Pretoria bridges and including the the Patterson Creek arm.

The weather is looking pretty skate-friendly, opening with a mix of sun and cloud, becoming cloudier in the afternoon with a 60 per cent chance of flurries.

By mid-afternoon Sunday the NCC rated the open section as fair. Cold weather is forecast for Sunday night, but the high will reach 0 C both Monday and Tuesday before cold weather returns.

Brewery Creek in Gatineau also opened for skating Sunday.

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