Published on February 22, 2021

On Monday, February 22, 2021, at 10 pm, the full length of Rideau Canal Skateway will be temporarily closed until further notice due to adverse weather conditions and their negative impact on the ice. Red flags will be hoisted, and all access points will be closed. The public is asked not to venture onto the Skateway.

The milder weather in the forecast and the snowfall contribute to the formation of cracks on the ice surface, in addition to dangerous holes which can be hidden under the snow.

The NCC’s Rideau Canal Skateway team plans to reopen all the sections of the world’s largest skating rink as soon as ice conditions are safe and weather permits.

Media Information:

Dominique Huras
NCC Media Relations
613-286-0886 (cellular)
dominique.huras@ncc-ccn.ca

Maryam El-Akhrass
NCC Media Relations
343-551-6149 (cellular)
maryam.el-akhrass@ncc-ccn.ca