What You Didn’t Know About the Assiniboine River Trail

The Assiniboine Credit Union River Trail may have closed last week, but organizers are still talking about it.

The Forks has released a list of the top 25 facts surrounding the record-breaking frozen ice rink.

  1. Number of days ACURT was open — 65
  2. Distance of ACURT (in km) for 2009-2010 — 6
  3. Number of hours worked on creating and maintaining the ACURT — 3000
  4. Estimated number of skaters on the ACURT — 450,000
  5. Estimated number of skate blades cutting into the ice — 900,000
  6. Number of Warming Huts in the new exposition — 5
  7. Amount of graffiti and tagging on the Warming Huts — 0 (Way to Go Winnipeg!)
  8. Number of rogue Warming Huts — 1
  9. Number of Eagles skating the trail — 1
  10. Number of kilometres driven by the veggie Zamboni — 600
  11. Litres of waste vegetable oil used in the veggie Zamboni — 400
  12. Top speed achieved (in km) while drag racing the veggie Zamboni — 80
  13. Number of feet ACU President Al Morin drove the veggie Zamboni — 19
  14. Number of extreme mushers traveling from Churchill, MB, to The Forks — 1
  15. Number of old time hockey games played at Forks port — 70
  16. Number of Christmas trees used to decorate the ACURT — 750
  17. Number of hockey pucks found on the ACURT — 140
  18. Total career goals of former NHL players who played in the Port — 594
  19. Number of curling games played at The Forks Historic Port — 76
  20. Number of River Trailers re-enacting Sidney Crosby’s goal after the Gold Medal Game — 250
  21. Number of kilometres ridden in Ice Bike Race — 2000
  22. Ounces of  hot chocolate served in Voyageur forts — 12,400
  23. Number of pairs of skates rented at The Forks Market — 3500
  24. Number of gallons of river water used to flood trail — 320,000
  25. Number of gallons of coffee drank by ACURT Crew — 320,000

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