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Old Posted Jan 17, 2008, 6:01 PM
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Considering the Ottawa River makes Winnipeg's rivers look like creeks, Winnipeg has nothing on Ottawa when it comes to rivers.

Ottawa doesn't have to paddle, skate, ski or snowshow on a man-made canal, but at least they have a choice. Kind of like how Ottawa can choose to either attend an NHL game or an OHL game while Winnipeg is stuck with the AHL.
Wow, you sure know how to win a debate with the old "we have an NHL team and you don't" argument.

Winnipeg has a longer skating trail than Ottawa. Deal with it and move on.
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Old Posted Jan 17, 2008, 6:05 PM
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Like I said, Thunder Bay (the city, not the bay) should just turn Thunder Bay (the bay, not the city) into a gigantic hockey rink and this whole thing will be over. They already have plans to create about 65kms of ice paths along it in winter, and I'm sure you'd be able to skate on it. So, we'd have you beat in both areas!

Aside from that, we have both a slow river like the Red (Kaministiquia) and a fast river like the Ottawa (Current) so there!!
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Old Posted Jan 17, 2008, 6:07 PM
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Considering the Ottawa River makes Winnipeg's rivers look like creeks, Winnipeg has nothing on Ottawa when it comes to rivers.

Ottawa doesn't have to paddle, skate, ski or snowshow on a man-made canal, but at least they have a choice. Kind of like how Ottawa can choose to either attend an NHL game or an OHL game while Winnipeg is stuck with the AHL.
Classy post.
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Old Posted Jan 17, 2008, 9:56 PM
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Considering the Ottawa River makes Winnipeg's rivers look like creeks, Winnipeg has nothing on Ottawa when it comes to rivers.

Ottawa doesn't have to paddle, skate, ski or snowshow on a man-made canal, but at least they have a choice. Kind of like how Ottawa can choose to either attend an NHL game or an OHL game while Winnipeg is stuck with the AHL.
At least we still have our CFL team. A Grey Cup contender at that.
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With a high of zero for the weekend I wonder how busy the Rideau will be?

It's gonna be -42 with windchill over the next few days in the 'Peg. Perfect weather for skating on the world's longest and perhaps best outdoor rink.
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Old Posted Jan 17, 2008, 10:15 PM
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TI can't wait to strap on my skates in another 10 days when the skating season begins!
Don't you mean "if" the skating season begins...?
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[QUOTE=Only The Lonely..;3289957]With a high of zero for the weekend I wonder how busy the Rideau will be?

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No. It will be a high of -16 on saturday.
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Old Posted Jan 17, 2008, 11:14 PM
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With a high of zero for the weekend I wonder how busy the Rideau will be?

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No. It will be a high of -16 on saturday.
Are you sure about that? Sounds like you might need hip waders if you try skating the Rideau on Friday.

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maybe while were at it we could set up a speed skating race down the asiniboin lol
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Why?

Because as a life form there isn't very much lower on the scale than a politician!
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Old Posted Jan 18, 2008, 2:40 AM
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I bet you voted Conservative then...
According to your description, Haper is about as much
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Old Posted Jan 18, 2008, 2:55 AM
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They are ALL the same!

Thank you. Corrected.

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Old Posted Jan 18, 2008, 2:15 PM
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Pardon? (I think you missed a word or two...)

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maybe while were at it we could set up a speed skating race down the asiniboin lol
Actually that would be pretty awesome, but I think the river ice is too rough for such a contest.
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Old Posted Jan 19, 2008, 1:10 AM
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You could buy/rent zambonies!!!

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Actually that would be pretty awesome, but I think the river ice is too rough for such a contest.
nothing a zambonie can't fix
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You could buy/rent zambonies!!!

there was a pic posted somewhere of one in use
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I wonder how much it would cost...

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Old Posted Jan 20, 2008, 3:58 AM
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Don't you mean "if" the skating season begins...?
I have no doubt that the skating season will begin for January 30th or earlier. The ice is thick enough now (>25cm) to support the weight of any maintenance trucks etc., but they like to be extra careful and wait for >30cm to open up the canal officially to the public. With 5 straight days of bitter cold (not Winnipeg cold) weather coming up things should be just fine.

P.S. I'm willing to race anyone at any skating distance and for any reason you can come up with .
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