The Rideau Canal is closed

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The National Capital Commission says:

After a wonderful skating season, the Rideau Canal Skateway is now officially closed for the season. The current and forecasted weather conditions are negatively impacting the ice and are not conducive to repairing it any further this season. Please keep personal safety in mind and remain off the Skateway now that it is closed. Please respect the red flags, barricades and signs installed at access points. Our crews will be working over the next few days to dismantle the equipment and infrastructure used in Skateway operations..