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Winnipeg Skaters Set Record for Longest On-Ice Chain

Winnipeg Skaters Set Record for Longest On-Ice Chain

Chain for Change
Skaters form a line on the Red River Sunday in the Chain for Change near The Forks. (ACE BURPEE / TWITTER)

Winnipeggers skated into the record books on Sunday, forming the longest “chain” on ice to break a Guinness World Record.

The Chain for Change was held on World Cancer Day to not only set a record, but to fundraise for the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation.

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The Forks River Skating Trail Extends to 7.5 Kilometres

The Forks River Skating Trail Extends to 7.5 Kilometres

Red River Mutual Trail
The ribbon is cut to officially open the Red River Mutual Trail at The Forks on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — It’s been in the works for weeks, but the Red River Mutual Trail now extends 7.5 kilometres.

Skaters can glide from The Forks to Churchill Drive on the Red River and to Arlington Street on the Assiniboine River.

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CancerCare Manitoba Aims to Break On-Ice Skating Chain Record

CancerCare Manitoba Aims to Break On-Ice Skating Chain Record

The Forks River Trail
Chain for Change is February 4 in support of the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation. (HANDOUT)

The CancerCare Manitoba Foundation is looking for 400 winter-loving Winnipeggers to lace up and form a human ice-skating chain.

The charitable arm of CancerCare Manitoba is attempting to break a Guinness record for longest skating chain through an event called Chain for Change.

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Duck Pond Skating Rink Opens at Assiniboine Park

Duck Pond Skating Rink Opens at Assiniboine Park

Assiniboine Park Duck Pond
The Assiniboine Park duck pond skating rink is now open for the season. (APC / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — The duck pond skating rink is now open at Assiniboine Park.

The Assiniboine Park Conservancy says the adjacent duck pond shelter is also operational and includes accessible washrooms, picnic tables, rubber mats and a toasty fireplace. The shelter is open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

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