The NCC is reporting that the Skateway will not reopen this winter, marking the end of its 51st season.
With the warmer days of weather, in addition to a snowstorm and warmer temperatures in the forecast for early next week, continued maintenance would unfortunately not return the Skateway to safe conditions.
The 51st season lasted continuously for 26 excellent skating days, creating additional space for exercise and well-being in the urban core.
Do not venture onto the closed Rideau Canal Skateway. Please respect the barricades and the signs installed at access points.
Winter is not over!
Winter is not over! This year, we have increased our winter offering in our #WinterCapital, with over 450 km of trails for a variety of activities: skiing, snowshoeing, snow biking, walking, hiking, and tobogganing.
To help ensure safe physical distancing, and disperse use throughout the recreational network, we publish numbers at NCC sites along with tips for our most popular properties, updated weekly.