I have mentioned the skating rink that Winnipeg sets up along the Red and Assiniboine Rivers during the winter, but in the last couple of weeks, this trail has been expanded greatly along the Red River. It does not appear to have been put on the Assiniboine River at all, except for the starting point at the Forks. I meant to get down to the Forks to take pictures there, but between the weather and my work schedule, it just is not happening.
According to the websites I will put below, the length of the trail is 6.1 km, so if you want to go for a 12.2 km skate, this is a good place to go.
It would sure be much better to skate on this trail with the changing scenery than going in circles in a rink.
Here is a quote from the City’s website about the trail.
“Starting in the heart of the city, the Guinness World Record-holding longest naturally frozen skating trail in the world offers the unique experience of seeing the sights of Winnipeg from the frozen Red and Assiniboine Rivers.”
Here is the city’s site on the Red River Mutual Trail.
Here is a CBC report on the Red River Mutual Trail.