Ontario's breathtaking skating trail forced to close due to mild weather
Arrowhead Provincial Park's ice skating trail has temporarily closed due to this week's spring-like weather.
Winter activity lovers are having a tough go this season with the mild forecast. The popular skating path has only been open for 3 weeks after a delayed start, due to swinging temperatures causing less than ideal conditions to maintain the ice.
Unfortunately with overnights warm weather and rain, skating trail will be closed Wednesday Feb 15 and Thursday 16th as we restore conditions as the colder weather comes back Thursday Night. pic.twitter.com/LU2NQCOKl1— Arrowhead Provincial Park (@ArroPark) February 15, 2023
Ski resorts like Blue Mountain also had a later-than-usual opening, and this may be the first winter that Ottawa's Rideau Canal does not open in history since 1971.
Wondering if Fire and Ice will happen Friday 17 and Saturday 18? So are we!— Arrowhead Provincial Park (@ArroPark) February 14, 2023
We are expecting high of 7c and 15mm of rain tomorrow. We will make decision Thursday morning at 10am and will open reservations at that time if we can make it happen.
Think cold thoughts! pic.twitter.com/W0AnMXYqWC
Arrowhead's skating trail will be closed today and tomorrow February 16, and will assess if they're able to reopen for the weekend's Fire and Ice night skating events.
"Think cold thoughts!" they tweeted.
The weather is expected to drop to seasonal temperatures again on Thursday evening, and the park is hopeful to reopen. You can keep an eye on their social media to follow when that will be.
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