Rideau Canal Skateway to open Saturday

Sharpen your skates!

The Nationla Capital Commission has announced a section of the Rideau Canal Skateway will open for skating starting at 8:00 a.m. Saturday.

A roughly 4.5 kilometre stretch of the world's largest skateway -- between the Laurier Avenue Bridge and the Bronson Avenue Bridge -- will be available for skating.


Guess what? #RideauCanal Skateway will open at 8am TOMORROW! From Laurier Ave Bridge to Bronson Ave Bridge. #ottawa #ottnews pic.twitter.com/Rsxu5ijvTm

— RideauCanalSkateway (@NCC_Skateway) January 13, 2017


This season's opening is 9 days earlier than last season's. The Canal opened to skaters on January 23rd last year, and saw its shortest skating season on record, with only 18 skating days.