The public is asked to remain off the Rideau Canal surface, as it may hide dangerous hazards. This closure, while we wait for colder weather, will help preserve the ice with the goal to reopen the Skateway as quickly as possible, as weather permits.

Please note that the presence of work crews on the Skateway must not be construed as a sign that the ice surface is safe. The Rideau Canal Skateway team is made up of professionals who know how to manage the risks of their work.

The NCC urges the public to keep personal safety in mind, and asks pedestrians and skaters not to venture onto the Rideau Canal Skateway. Please respect the red flags, the barricades and the signs installed at access points.