Full length of skate­way opens

Ottawa Sun - - NEWS -

The full 7.8 km of the Rideau Canal Skate­way will be open on Sun­day, the National Cap­i­tal Com­mis­sion has an­nounced.

The last 600-me­tre sec­tion of the skate­way, from the Rideau rest area to the Lau­rier Bridge, will open at noon Sun­day, the NCC an­nounced Satur­day.

The 49th skate­way sea­son be­gan Dec. 30 with the open­ing of 2.7 km from the Pre­to­ria Bridge to the Bank Street Bridge. An­other 1-km sec­tion opened Jan. 4, but un­favourable weather con­di­tions led to the clo­sure of the full length of the sur­face last week­end, fol­lowed by the re­open­ing of 7.2 km on Fri­day.

JUSTIN TANG/CP

The NCC says as of noon, the full 7.8 km of the skate­way will be open.

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