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Grab Your Skates, It’ll Be Great!

December 29, 2009 7:26 AM | News


By Brian Schultz

Grab your skates and head down to The Forks.

The rinks on the Assiniboine River are said to be ready for the first time this season later today.

The River Trail still needs work, but is expected to be up and running in January. Winnipeg holds the world record for the longest natural frozen skating rink at 9.34 kilometres.

The Forks will be a hot destination on both New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, with a number of activities planned.

Organizers say the rinks could have been ready earlier, but with our mild November, and in the name of safety, they had to hold off until now.

Don’t have skates? You can rent them there. Fun times.


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