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