Despite the cold weather, we’re not ready yet.
The ice is still thin on the Rideau, despite the presence of crews on the Skateway.
Amazing that we’re even considering it. We’ve all seen those year when we wondered if we’d even make it for the Winterlude February deadline.
The Rideau Canal Skateway typically opens in the first weeks of January. The ice thickness must measure at least 30 centimetres (12 inches) to safely accommodate the weight of the public on the Skateway.
If it keeps up like this, it won’t be long that the 47th skating season is open here in Ottawa.