Waterlude, Again … Canal Closed


Guess what? Warm weather for Winterlude. This from Canadian Heritage:

Mother Nature is at it again.

The weather conditions are forcing the Rideau Canal to close until further notice, so updates regarding the 38th Annual Accora Village Bed Race and the Waiters and Waitresses Race planned for this weekend on the skateway will be shared on our Twitter feed.

Changes in Winterlude programming are also to be expected, but there’s still a lot happening at the Snowflake Kingdom on the north end of Jacques-Cartier Park in Gatineau and the Crystal Garden at Confederation Park in Ottawa!

Two of the three Super Tube Slides at the Snowflake Kingdom are running, and although the introduction to downhill skiing and snowboarding is cancelled, you’ll still be able to catch the Extreme Aerial Acrobatic Show inside the shelter tent. What’s more, on Sunday you’ll be able to try the Corps Cadets 2920 Gatineau Obstacle Course!

The programming planned for the Crystal Garden remains unaffected. The International Ice Carving Competition Carvings are still standing and the Public Ice Carving Challenge will go on as planned on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. The Sub-Zero Concerts will go on at 7:30 p.m. with the Hip Hop Soirée ICI Musique on Friday and Juno Award winning Francesco Yates and DJ Vito V on Saturday.

The fun will continue on Monday, February 19 on Family day in Ontario with the Annual Family Day Skating Party on the Rink of Dreams at Marion Dewar Plaza!


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