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A Long Stretch Of The Rideau Canal Skateway Will Reopen Friday

Nearly all of the Rideau Canal Skateway will reopen tomorrow. At 8 am Friday, January 11, a 7.2-kilometre section of the Rideau Canal Skateway, between the Laurier Bridge and Hartwells Locks, including all of the Dows Lake area will be

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Promising Sign? NCC Crews Are Flooding The Rideau Canal

You may have seen National Capital Commission work crews on the Rideau Canal, drilling holes and flooding parts of the ice surface – already! Seems a bit early? It should be known that the layer of ice that has formed

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Rideau Canal Slushway – Officially Closed For The Season

The Rideau Canal Skateway is officially closed for the season. The NCC inspected the ice conditions today and observed that the mild weather and the precipitation over the past few days have deteriorated the Rideau Canal Skateway’s ice faster than

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It’s Back Today….Skate To Your Heart’s Desire

I drive by the canal everyday and it’s been a sad place the past few days…..so lonely looking…..no one skating as the thaw, then the freezing rain just wasn’t the canal’s friend.  However if you can say there is one

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Rideau Canal Skateway Re-Opens Thursday

As of tomorrow, Thursday, January 25, at noon, the full 7.8 kilometres of the Rideau Canal Skateway will be available to skaters. The Rideau Canal Skateway receives, on average, close to one million visits every year; 20,000 visits each day

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Skate Your Cares Away

Its one of the greatest wonders of the world, maybe not in the top seven category but it darn well should be 😉  The Rideau Canal Skateway is the longest skating rink in the world and its one of the

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Finally! The Rideau Canal Skateway Opens Officially On Friday Morning

This just in… A 5-kilometre section of the Rideau Canal Skateway will open at 8 AM tomorrow, January 5th, from the Bronson rest area to the Pretoria Bridge (Hawthorne Avenue), including all Dows Lake. Official opening ceremonies will take place

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