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.
CLOSED⛔| The full length of the #RideauCanal Skateway will temporarily close at 10 pm tonight, Feb 22, until further notice.— RideauCanalSkateway (@NCC_Skateway) February 22, 2021
Our teams will work hard to reopen as soon as possible. In the meantime, do not venture onto the ice: https://t.co/Uy3WVjNeNA | #ottnews #ottawa pic.twitter.com/R8YcDFwe2i
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.