Skating Trail at The Forks Closing on Sunday

Skating Trail at The Forks Closing on Sunday

The Forks River Trail Flooding
Crews flood the river trail at The Forks on January 12, 2016. (THE FORKS / TWITTER)

WINNIPEG — With the balmy weather forecast this weekend, the Red River Mutual Trail will host its last skate of the season on Sunday night.

The trail opened January 21 and was open for 46 days. At its peak, the trail saw about 18,000 visitors on Louis Riel Day in February.

“It’s been a memorable season with new warming huts, canoe races, a fashion show on ice, an art gallery under the bridge, and so much more,” said Paul Jordan, CEO of The Forks.

“More and more, we’ve seen this city come to life during winter and Winnipeggers owning the season. We do winter and we do it really well.”

Crews will no longer be maintaining the trail after Sunday and the public is asked to stay off the river.

Weather permitting, all on-land skating trails in the Arctic Glacier Winter Park, the Canopy Rink and Toboggan Hill will remain open.

Across town at Assiniboine Park, the duck pond skating rink will close for the season on Saturday evening to skaters.

Saturday’s high is 0°C and Sunday will see a daytime high of 4°C.