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River Trail Officially Opens at The Forks

January 1, 2015 10:24 AM | Entertainment

Red River Mutual Trail

Red River Mutual Trail (CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — Just in time for 2015, the Red River Mutual Trail is open at The Forks.

Colder temperatures have allowed crews to groom the trail as far as the Queen Elizabeth Way bridge on the Red River.

“We’re thrilled to be opening the Red River Mutual Trail for January 1st,” said Paul Jordan, CEO of The Forks. “Thanks to cooler temperatures, we were able to complete the skating rink in The Forks Historic Port along with a portion of the trail.

The trail will be the central meeting place for many events and winter programming over the next six weeks, including the Iron Man Curling Bonspiel, events during Festival du Voyageur, two winter cycling competitions as well as a winter version of Bike to Work day.

Next on the priority list for The Forks are the 2015 Warming Huts, which are expected to be on the ice around the third week of January. Pop up restaurant Raw:almond will also be back beginning January 22.

For updated river trail conditions, visit TheForks.com/rivertrail or follow @RRMTrail on Twitter.