Everyone loves snow days and beautiful weather the winter brings. People take advantage of winter weather and having fun ice skating, sledding and, of course, winter fishing. But now the days are starting to get a little bit longer and the spring is just around the corner, the skating trail at The Forks is still open.
The Red River Mutual Trail has been open for 74 days, breaking last year’s record of 72 days.
The longest the trail has ever been is 10 kilometers, a feat it achieved last winter. This year’s trail made it up to eight kilometers in February but has since been shortened to six.
“There have been years where we have just over two kilometers, and just a few weeks last year we were closed mid-February so it’s about making the most out of what we have and having fun,” said The Forks’ manager of marketing and communications, Chelsea Thomson.
Please visit a link below for the Forks website and more information on the skating trail and more interesting activities in the area:https://www.theforks.com/events/skating-trail-and-park-conditions
The activities available:
Attractions, events, eat&drink, shops and much more! Bring your friends and family to have fun and enjoy the day.
Share this wonderful time with your family and loved ones, enjoy the winter in our beautiful city and do not forget to create magic not only for your children but for everyone around you!
Also, the Manitoba Government is predicting major flooding this spring along the Red River. On Thursday, February 28th a Sustainable Development Minister Ron Schuler issued the first flood forecast of the year.
The communities along the river banks know very well how dangerous floods could be. From the destruction power of moving water, that destroys houses and vehicles, to a deadly danger for people, who get caught by the stream. The biggest area of concern is the Red River and Highway 75, which leads from Winnipeg to the USA border.
Low-lying farmlands and some private households in some areas are expected to be temporarily flooded, and some sections on roads such as Highway 75, the main route connecting Winnipeg to the United States border, will likely have to be closed.