Strap on the skates: Red River Mutual Trail closes on Sunday

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WINNIPEG — Sunday is the last chance you’ll have a chance to skate the Red River Mutual Trail before it closes on Sunday night.After the day’s events, the Forks will not be maintaining the ice and will ask the public to stay off for safety reasons.RELATED: Red River skating trail extended Story continues below

“It’s been a memorable season with new warming huts, canoe races, a fashion show on ice, an art gallery under the bridge, and so much more,” said Paul Jordan, CEO of The Forks.The Mutual Trail has been open since January 21, for a total of 46 days. After some initial concern the trail would not open this winter due to warmer-than-normal temperatures, Winnipeg saw several weeks of deep freeze, ensuring the annual tradition would continue.The Forks said attendance has remained high; peaking on Louis Riel weekend with more than 18,000 visitors on the trail.Skating trails on land such as the Canopy Rink, Toboggan Hill and Arctic Glacier Winter Park will remain open until further notice.The trail typically closes at the end of February or beginning of March.   

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