48th Rideau Canal Skateway season ends with 35 skating days

The NCC says Mother Nature has won and the Rideau Canal Skateway will not reopen the rest of the winter.

Following two days of warm weather and rain, Skateway crews have decided the ice cannot be repaired. There are also several holes on the ice surface and upcoming warm weather will likely make those worse.

The NCC says there were 895,766 visits to the Skateway through February 15.

The Skateway opened for the season January 5, 2018 and there were 35 skating days.