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Winnipeg’s River Skating Trail Extends to 6.3 Kilometres

Winnipeg’s River Skating Trail Extends to 6.3 Kilometres

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The Red River Mutual Trail now extends 6.3 km for skaters to enjoy. (@RRMTRAIL / TWITTER)

WINNIPEG — Cold weather conditions have once again allowed for the extension of the Red River Mutual Trail.

Officials with The Forks say the trail now reaches Churchill Drive on the Red River, and to Hugo Docks on the Assiniboine River, making it 6.3 kilometres long.

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Red River Mutual Trail Opens for Skating at The Forks

Red River Mutual Trail Opens for Skating at The Forks

Red River Mutual Trail
The Red River Mutual Trail opened Friday and spans two kilometres so far. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — Some would say gliding down the Red River Mutual Trail is a rite of winter passage in Winnipeg.

The trail officially opened Friday at The Forks, but parts of it have already been in action since December 28 when the port rink first saw skaters.

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RAW:almond River Pop-Up Returning with New Design, 25 Invited Chefs

RAW:almond River Pop-Up Returning with New Design, 25 Invited Chefs

Mandel Hitzer - deer + almond
RAW:almond founder and chef Mandel Hitzer (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — When the seventh annual RAW:almond begins taking shape on the Assiniboine River at The Forks this winter, it will have a refreshed design and some of the world’s best chefs at the helm.

The pop-up restaurant on ice is the concept of co-founder designer Joe Kalturnyk and chef Mandel Hitzer.

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Winning Warming Hut Designs Unveiled as Competition Turns 10

Winning Warming Hut Designs Unveiled as Competition Turns 10

Hoverbox - Warming Huts
Hoverbox is a large white box that hovers over the ice. The visitor enters a labyrinth turned upside down by way of one of the two narrow openings leading inward. Corridors snake through the body of the building and end at benches. (THE FORKS / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — It’s been 10 years since The Forks first placed warming huts on the Red and Assiniboine rivers as part of an international design competition.

For 2019, the unique structures are just as eye-catching and creative as ever before. Winners for Warming Huts v.2019 were unveiled Friday and chosen from a stack of 219 submissions.

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Pop-Up Chicken Shack Opening at The Forks

Pop-Up Chicken Shack Opening at The Forks

DownLow Chicken Shack
Lindsay and Doug Stephen Jr., owners of DownLow Chicken Shack in Vancouver. A pop-up restaurant will bring the brand to Winnipeg September 22-23. (HANDOUT)

A southern-style chicken restaurant will open up at The Forks next week for two days only.

Vancouver-based DownLow Chicken Shack will serve up finger-lickin’ goodness at Muddy Waters on September 22-23.

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Pathway Development at The Forks Honouring Indigenous Past

Pathway Development at The Forks Honouring Indigenous Past

Niizhoziibean - South Point Pathway Art
An artist’s rendering of the sculpture that will be part of the Niizhoziibean pathway at The Forks. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — A popular pathway at The Forks has been named to honour the city’s Indigenous heritage.

The South Point pathway is now known as Niizhoziibean, meaning two rivers in Ojibway, and is located near where the Red and Assiniboine rivers meet.

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CN Partners with The Forks for Naming Rights to Stage and Field

CN Partners with The Forks for Naming Rights to Stage and Field

CN Symington Yard
A CN locomotive moves through Symington Yard in Winnipeg on November 10, 2012. (CN / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — The Forks has hopped aboard a partnership with CN for the new naming rights to its entertainment stage and field.

Now known as CN Stage and Field, the area will continue to serve as a platform for year-round public programming at the site. The venue previously held the name Scotiabank Stage after a long-time sponsorship by the bank.

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