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Rideau Canal Skateway kicks off 40th season!


dscn15931Skating on Ottawa's Rideau Canal SkatewayThe National Capital Commission opened a 4.3 km section of the Rideau Canal Skateway this morning, marking the 40th season of skating on this UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can skate from the National Arts Centre downtown to the Bank Street Bridge in the Glebe neighbourhood. Check conditions on their website.

Ottawans breathed a sigh of relief and are anxious to get out on the ice: people skate to work, kids skate to school — it’s an integral part of winter life in our city.

The city is also gearing up for Winterlude, our big winter festival, which takes place from February 5 through 21. (Taste of Winterlude, a culinary event with special menus in dozens of restaurants and fabulous food and wine events throughout town, starts even earlier — it runs from January 28 through February 21.)

Get out there and celebrate winter!

winterlude-ice-sculptures-credit-ottawa-tourismIce sculpture at Winterlude festival in Ottawa