Last weekend they officially opened the Rideau Canal skateway - well at least part of it. The 2 km section between Somerset and Bank St is ready for skating. Click here for an update on ice conditions.
Or click here to take the virtual tour of the Rideau skateway. It's pretty cool.
Personally I'm waiting for the entire 7.8 km stretch to open up before I head all the way down there. In the meantime the family and I are warming up in the nearby arenas and the old Nepean City Hall outdoor rink (which even has it's own Zamboni doing maintenance).
Click here for a list of all the outdoor rinks and puddles and click here for a list of public arena skate times.
Hopefully by the time the opening of Winterlude rolls around this Friday the canal will be nothing but green flags.