Winnipeggers Rejoice in Winter Fun on River Trail

Winnipeggers Rejoice in Winter Fun on River Trail

Sam, Nat and Amber of the Fire Pyxies Performance Art Collective show off their fire-flinging skills Friday, January 14, 2011 during 'Trail by Fire' at The Forks. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA)
A group of friends take in the festivities Friday, January 14, 2011 at the Historic Port at The Forks. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA)

Although the temperatures over the weekend were chillier than most would have liked, a good portion of hardy Winnipeggers bundled up and made the best of it on the newly-opened Assiniboine Credit Union River Trail.

The fun began Friday night with Trail by Fire, the official opening to the river trail, featuring light displays and family-orientated activities at The Forks.

Saturday and Sunday also drew respectable crowds, as groups organized games of shinny on the ice and took a skate up stream on the 3.5 km of groomed ice to Churchill Drive.

Organizers said despite the windchill, the turnout was on par to what they were expecting.

We’ll get a little bit of a break weather-wise today, with Environment Canada calling for a high of -17°C. However, the cold returns Tuesday with a predicted high of only -24°C. Better get that gas line antifreeze ready.


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