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Is Rideau Canal frozen over?

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Is Rideau Canal frozen over?

Hi. Visiting Ottawa weekend of January 25-17. Is the canal frozen over for skating? Also, can one rent skates? Thx!

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1. Re: Is Rideau Canal frozen over?

It's currently closed: canadascapital.gc.ca/places-to-visit/rideau-… .

When it's open, there are skate rentals: canadascapital.gc.ca/places-to-visit/rideau-… .

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2. Re: Is Rideau Canal frozen over?

As mattInTO points to it's still closed. However local news last night said portions were quite close to opening, and given the currently forecasted deep freeze...

weatheroffice.gc.ca/city/pages/on-118_metric…

... I'm comfortable in predicting at least several sections will be open by Jan 25th.

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3. Re: Is Rideau Canal frozen over?

Hope it freezes over soon....be nice for everyone to enjoy.....this cold snap should do the trick!

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4. Re: Is Rideau Canal frozen over?

Just announced on local news that first section opens tomorrow ...

And given the frosty forecast, it should be in full swing within a week :)

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5. Re: Is Rideau Canal frozen over?

Officially opened today according to cp24...

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6. Re: Is Rideau Canal frozen over?

it opend on friday night ,,,

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7. Re: Is Rideau Canal frozen over?

As of last night the Canal is now fully open and for the most part rated in GOOD condition (which in my experience is great for skating). Given the sunny forecast it should be a glorious weekend to be out there... as long as you don't mind a bit of a chill in the air ;)

canadascapital.gc.ca/places-to-visit/rideau-…

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9. Re: Is Rideau Canal frozen over?

Cathleen James - aside from the fact this is not the correct forum to rant about the canal, you should pay attention ... you are answering posts that are a year old.

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10. Re: Is Rideau Canal frozen over?

Also, there is no need to post this on every topic that mentions the canal. If you believe the city should be sued, you should encourage your friend to do so rather than spamming forums and hoping someone else who sees your post will decide to do so