The World’s Largest Naturally Frozen Skating Rink on Canal

The World’s Largest Naturally Frozen Skating Rink on Canal
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Preparation for the Skateway starts as early as mid-October. At the end of the boating season, the water is drained at the Ottawa locks near Parliament, and the water is allowed to freeze naturally in the winter. When the canal has built up a sufficient ice thickness, snow is removed from the ice surface and it is flooded in order to make the ice even more thick and smooth. Samples of ice are tested for quality and thickness. 

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The World’s Largest Naturally Frozen Skating Rink on Canal
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