Rideau Canal skateway re-opens Friday morning
People skate under Queen Elizabeth Driveway to Paterson Creek on the Rideau Canal Skateway on its opening day, in Ottawa on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)
The green flag is back up on the Rideau Canal Friday morning.
A 7.2-kilometre stretch of the skateway from the Laurier Bridge to Hartwells Locks re-opened to skaters at 8 a.m. today, amid frigid temperatures.
The temperature when the canal re-opened was -20 C, but with the wind chill it felt more like -33 C.