Rideau Canal Skateway closed for the season
Canal was open for 25 skating days this season
The entire 7.8-kilometre length of the Rideau Canal Skateway is now closed for the season, the NCC has announced.
The warm daytime weather and mild nights in the forecast will make it impossible to maintain and restore the ice surface for skating, according to an NCC media release.
Spring is in the air so that’s a wrap on the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RideauCanal?src=hash">#RideauCanal</a>’s 47th season. Thanks for joining us this <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Canada150?src=hash">#Canada150</a>! <a href="https://t.co/d7wGQRa6KI">https://t.co/d7wGQRa6KI</a> <a href="https://t.co/mrTlIwoMFu">pic.twitter.com/mrTlIwoMFu</a>—@NCC_Skateway
A section of the skateway opened for the first time this season on Jan. 14, and the entire canal opened on Jan. 18.
The canal was open for 25 skating days this season.
The NCC is asking people to stay off the ice surface. Crews will be taking down the equipment and infrastructure on the canal over the next few days.