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Rideau Canal Skateway back open for end of Winterlude

Check here for conditions on the Rideau Canal Skateway.

World's largest skating rink opened for 48th season Jan. 5

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 the full length of the Rideau Canal Skateway will re-open Saturday, Feb. 17 at 8 a.m.

The NCC closed the canal earlier this week after temperatures reached 6 C but has deemed it safe now. 

It's the last weekend of Winterlude in Ottawa, with sun in the forecast and temperatures around 2 C according to Environment Canada. 

The NCC 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.