The Forks Assiniboine River Skating Trail back in business   Leave a comment


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The part of The Forks skating trail system that is on the Assiniboine River has been silent for 3-4 years. Thin ice thickness, uncooperative weather and strong currents didn’t allow any action on the Assiniboine. But Winnipeg had a blast from the polar vortex for a week that froze the nuts on bridges, not to mention the rivers. So the ice is thick enough and the crews are getting the trail ready. I’m starting to look for my skates.

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A problematic area of the Assiniboine, I think there is an outlet of some sort under there keeping the ice from freezing.

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The skating pond is full of activity.

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The paths around The Forks have been flooded and frozen, including the bridge.

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Snow couches, or the British/Canadian term chesterfields.

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Other Forks shots.

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Downtown

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An elderly citizen with a cane and a helmet, just to be safe.

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Some spruced up planters near MTS Centre.

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Lots of snow out there.

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Posted December 30, 2016 by markosun in Winnipeg

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