#rideau canal #skateway #winterlude

Rideau Canal Skateway closes Monday night after record 59 straight days of skating

After months of exceptionally cold winter temperatures and a record-breaking run of 59 uninterrupted skating days, the Rideau Canal Skateway’s 45th season will come to an end this evening, at 10pm. The National Capital Commission’s (NCC) ice safety committee determined that the warmer temperature has made the quality of the ice surface unsafe for the public and will not allow Skateway maintenance operations to proceed this evening and overnight. ...

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OttawaStart's Weekly Event Round-Up: Hip Hop Karaoke, Film Fest, Beer Fest, Carivibe Parade, more...

[ ![Golden Showers.](/legacy/01590.jpg) ](http://www.flickr.com/photos/lazyartist/7775451988/) The fireworks at Lac Leamy. Photo by [ Mitch Carriere ](http://www.flickr.com/photos/lazyartist/7775451988/in/pool-ottawastart) , shared on the [ Ottawastart Flickr Group ](http://www.flickr.com/groups/ottawastart) . Here are our contributors’ picks for the best local events in Ottawa this week. ...