Mild weather keeps canal skaters off ice
Published Sunday, January 3, 2010 11:18AM EST
The National Capital Commission says it takes two weeks of -15 Celsius temperatures to prime the ice for skating. Although parts of the canal were ready for skating by New Year's Day in 2009, there's no word yet on when it will be ready this year
Temperatures in Ottawa have hovered just below zero for several days. Sunday's high will be -5, with temperatures climbing closer to zero until Thursday.