This weekend's warm weather has a downside - the temporary closure of the Rideau Canal.
The National Capital Commission said late Sunday they were temporarily closing the Skateway because "higher temperatures and long hours of intense sunshine" had made the ice unsafe.
The first section of the skateway opened on Dec. 31. The last time the canal opened for skating before New Year's Day was in 2004, when it opened Dec. 28.
- Black = closed
- Yellow = poor
- Purple = fair
- Green = good
- White = very good
On mobile? Click here to see a map of the Rideau Canal and its ice conditions, last updated March 10 at 6:30 a.m.