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Rideau Canal Skateway is temporarily closed

Check here for the conditions on the Rideau Canal Skateway.

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Skaters take to the ice on the Rideau Canal Skateway on Family Day in Ottawa. (Justin Tang/Canadian Press)

The National Capital Commission (NCC) has announced that the Rideau Canal Skateway will be temporarily closed starting at 10 p.m. on Valentine's Day in anticipation of rainy weather on Feb. 15.

Thursday's forecast includes periods of drizzle with temperatures reaching 6 C, according to Environment Canada.

Such conditions are expected to "erode the ice surface," the NCC said in a tweet. 

The National Capital Commission provides updates via its @NCC_Skateway Twitter account, as well as an interactive map that shows conditions along the canal's length.

Click below to check the state of the ice on your preferred stretch.