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NCC temporarily closing Rideau Canal Skateway

The full length of the canal will be closed until further notice.
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Rideau Canal Skateway closed. Photo/ National Capital Commission

With above-average temperatures, the National Capital Commission is temporarily closing the Rideau Canal Skateway.

All 7.8 km of the skateway will be blocked off as of 10 p.m., Monday, to preserve the ice until colder weather arrives once again.

The NCC says Rideau Canal Skateway crews will continue necessary operations to reopen the skateway as quickly as possible.

The commission urges the public to refrain from venturing onto the canal during the closure, and is asking residents to respect the barricades and the signs installed at access points.




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