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Mild Weather Continues as Weekend Begins

January 15, 2010 6:58 AM | News

Another balmy weekend is upon us — that is, as balmy as January in Winnipeg can be.

The temperature will hover around the 1°C mark both Saturday and Sunday, so take advantage of it while you can.

The Assiniboine River skating trail at The Forks is open all the way to Hugo Street, and a number of used Christmas trees have been put into place in case the winds pick up. Organizers are likely wishing for colder temperatures, though, so the rest of the trail can be prepared all the way to Assiniboine Park. Current ice conditions are updated daily at RiverTrail.ca.

If skating isn’t for you, Stony Mountain Ski Area will be packed with all six runs open, and a newly-installed motor on the tow rope to haul twice as many skiers up the skill, said operator Heather Campbell-Dewar. Conditions at other area ski hills are also favourable, with a number of facilities reporting freshly groomed surfaces.

Oak Hammock Marsh will hold a workshop on how to survive a fall through the ice with Dr. Gordon Giesbrecht aka Professor Popsicle. Registration for the Saturday demonstration is now closed, but if you ever wanted to see someone plunge into chilly water in a cold environment, the Survivor Workshop runs from 1-3 p.m.

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