NCC asks people to stay off Rideau Canal

The National Capital Commission is urging people to stay off the Rideau Canal Skateway this weekend.

The NCC says despite the cold temperatures, the ice remains “thin and unsafe.”

A picture on Twitter Friday morning showed someone had walked in a pattern along the canal surface.

The NCC says workers will continue to flood the ice surface over the coming days to prepare the Rideau Canal for the 47th season.