Todays #blogmas14 hint is winter activity, well look around me we have snow lots of snow so I know I should say, sledding or skiing or even shoveling but I think I am going with another “S” word SKATING. Not the beautiful figure skating that my lovely Carl did all her life, but that fun, rough and tumble outdoor skating on the canal skating.
Ottawa opens up the Rideau Canal every year as soon as it is frozen and safe and we have the longest outdoor skating rink in the world. The Skateway is 7.8 kilometres long, and begins just steps from Canada’s Parliament Buildings. The scenic skating rink extends to Dows Lake. In between, warm up at rest areas, where there are toasty fires, hot drinks and tasty snacks.
Skating on the Canal is an experience everyone should have so if you find yourself with some time on your hands book a trip to our fair city, try the three weeks covering end of January into February and experience Winterlude the perfect time to experience our Canal.
Happy Friday and have a great two weeks before Christmas weekend.
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