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Green flag going up on majority of Rideau Canal Skateway

It's going to be open from Somerset Street to the Carleton University library stairs, Wednesday.
2018-02-17 Rideau Canal skating MV
Skating on the Rideau Canal, February 17, 2018. Mike Vlasveld/OttawaMatters

The National Capital Commission (NCC) is ready to open 7 km of the 7.8 km Rideau Canal Skateway.

Since opening on Saturday, just 2.5 km of the skateway has been open to the public, but the NCC say its crews have been doing lots of flooding in frigid temperatures to ready more of the surface.

The skateway will open between Somerset Street and the Carleton University library stairs on Wednesday at 8 a.m.

Last year's canal skating season lasted until March 10. The earliest it's closed over the last ten seasons was February 18, 2017.

For the latest on skateway ice-conditions, click here.


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