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Rideau Canal Skateway Ottawa Canada to Open Soon

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Climate change or not, those crazywonderful Canadians have been trying to get the canal ready for skating at least by their upcoming Winterlude festival on February 2. I love any article that says...

but they can't yet commute downtown, the National Capital Commission has announced. 

You can't commute into town YET, which says YES you will be able to soon. Northinsouth tells me of skating the canals in Ottawa with a sparkle in his eyes for the days of old up in the great white north, and I could almost wish to be freezing my fingers off up there instead of huddling by a space heater down here! Actually, I'm hunkered over my notebook at Panera Bread (thanks for the free wireless, Panera) on a cold but completely safe and snowless (aww) evening, saxy jazz and laughing patrons drifting in and out of my consciousness...but back to Ottawa...

For now it seems there will only be 2 km available for safe skating this weekend, but it's a start. You go, Ottawa! I loved the notes I've seen about...

a backup plan that included in-line skating on the Queen Elizabeth Driveway. 

Congrats to you all to have the Rideau available and to your new adaptations to global warming!

Skateylove indeed!

Rideau skateway may open this weekend: NCC
CBC Ottawa, Canada - 1 hour ago
2, and prompted the NCC to come up with a backup plan that included inline skating on the Queen Elizabeth Driveway. However, cold weather since mid-January ...

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