Rideau rink is closed

measuring ice

The Rideau Canal skating rink is closed for the season. The ice is too soft to be safe.

Now, workers will dynamite the ice to clear it out so that ice jams won’t cause flooding ibn Our Capital City. Gee, I wonder if such preventative maintenance would be feasible on some natural rivers? Perhaps their scale is too large.

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2 Responses to “Rideau rink is closed”

  1. Doug Says:

    Little rough on the poor old fish who happen to be living nearby.

  2. monado Says:

    Indeed. I don’t know how many fishes are still there, because they lower the water level quite a lot before it freezes.

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