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Friday, January 06, 2006

The Rideau Canal Skateway Opens Tomorrow!

From the NCC Website:
We are pleased to announce that the 36th season of skating on
the Rideau Canal Skateway will begin tomorrow. As of 9 a.m., Saturday, January
7, 2006, residents and visitors are invited to skate in the heart of Canada’s
Capital on the “World’s Largest Naturally Frozen Ice Rink”, as officially
recognized by Guinness World Records™. Until then, the NCC urges the public to
refrain from venturing onto the Skateway in order to prevent damage to the ice
surface, and to allow maintenance crews to complete their work in preparation
for the opening.


Blogger Stephen Rowntree said...

Let me take you back: January 2, 1994. A young Hans Christian Anderson, aka, Me, tries out his new skates on the World's Longest Skating Surface, aka, The Rideau Canal. Hans starts out, hands clasped behind his back, hits a crack in the ice, falls, gets back up, falls again. Result: broken shoulder, ruined rotator cuff. October 7, 2005, Hans has his shoulder replaced and tendons stretched, hour upon hour of what he calls physioterrorism. No canal for Hans, ever!
(sorry, John)


Friday, January 06, 2006 7:31:00 PM  
Blogger John MacDonald said...

That sucks Hans/Stephen. It gives me an idea, though. It would be nice to compile a book of short stories of the terrors of the Rideau Canal.

Friday, January 06, 2006 9:52:00 PM  

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