The National Capital Commission, which manages the Rideau Canal, announced 2.4 kilometres of the skateway between Pretoria and Bank Street bridges will open at 8 a.m. on Thursday.
The NCC is asking only local residents to make use of the skateway this year, in line with public health directives encouraging exercise only close to home.
Users will also be asked to wear a mask on the canal, with concessions stands removed from the ice this season.
The NCC reminded residents on Twitter to stay off the ice until Thursday morning.
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