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Last Skate on the Rideau Canal

Today was our fourth and last skate on the Rideau Canal for this year and so we went out, with about 30,000 other people, and skated end-to-end. We got a big melt and rain the next day and no further winter weather for now.

Kathryn getting ready Beavertails line-up on the Rideau Canal Lots of people ice skating on the Rideau Canal Kathryn ice skating on the Rideau Canal Kathryn ice skating on the Rideau Canal Kathryn ice skating on the Rideau Canal Adam ice skating on the Rideau Canal


Skiing Gatineau Park

Today conditions for skiing were excellent and so we went up to Gatineau Park for the first time this winter and skied from P10 to the Champlain Lookout and onto Shilly Shally for a picnic lunch, before skiing back down the big hill.

The Champlain Lookout Kathryn at the Champlain Lookout Adam at the Champlain Lookout Kathryn skiing downhill Kathryn skiing downhill Kathryn at Shilly Shally Red squirrel Kathryn skiing Kathryn skiing


Skiing Resumes

With three melts and a freezing rain event recently, skiing had come to an end for a while, but a good load of new snow overnight got us out skiing again.

Adam skiing Kathryn skiing


Night Skating on the Rink of Dreams

With skating on the canal impacted by the melt we had this weekend, we decided to go downtown and skate on the Rink of Dreams at City Hall. Kathryn wanted to skate after dark, when the rink is lit by the coloured lights mounted inside the boards. They change colour as you skate, too.

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Skating on the Rideau Canal

We have been watching the weather and ice conditions on the Rideau Canal and finally today we had a warm enough day at -6°C and good ice conditions and went out for a skate. We skated end-to-end and back again and even had BeaverTails, too.

We managed to get out on the canal again for a second time on and a third time on .

Kathryn ice skating on the Rideau Canal Adam ice skating on the Rideau Canal Kathryn lined up for a BeaverTail on the Rideau Canal Kathryn at the south end of the Rideau Canal Adam at the south end of the Rideau Canal Kathryn ready to skate the Rideau Canal Adam on the Rideau Canal Kathryn at the Fifth Avenue Rest stop on the Rideau Canal Kathryn and lunch on the Rideau Canal Adam and lunch on the Rideau Canal Snow clearing on the Rideau Canal Adam on the Rideau Canal Kathryn on the Rideau Canal Crowds of skaters on the Rideau Canal Kathryn on the Rideau Canal


Ice Skating Indoors

The last few weeks have seen a lot of difficult winter weather, with two big thaws and a freezing rain storm, all of which has made outdoors sports tricky. When the weather doesn't cooperate we do indoor skating at the local arena instead.

Kathryn & Adam ice skating Adam ice skating Kathryn ice skating


Snowshoeing in the Greenbelt

With the deep winter cold weather here and windchills up we decided to take a break from skiing and do a bit of snowshoeing. It really keeps you warm outside in the cold as it is way harder work than skiing is!

Kathryn snowshoeing Adam & Kathryn snowshoeing


Skiing in the New Year

Today was the first ski of the new year for Kathryn and I after recovering from some holiday season colds. We skied 7.5 km in the Sawmill Creek Constructed Wetlands in some good conditions. So far this winter I have skied 50.0 km over seven days to date.

Adam & Kathryn skiing Adam skiing Kathryn skiing