WINNIPEG – The Forks river trail could be slicked and skate-ready as early as New Year’s Eve.
But don’t make plans for the big night just yet.
There’s no guarantee the Red River Mutual Trail will be ready over the holidays, according to the Forks’ marketing and communications manager, Chelsea Thomson.
But she is hopeful the ice will be ready sooner rather than later.
“Whether or not we go down the Assiniboine or down the Red is still to be determined. But we’re really excited that it would be a couple weeks earlier this year than last year if all goes well.”
When the river is good to go, The Forks will host the building week for “Warming Huts: An Art + Architecture Competition on Ice” in late January.
The annual competition brings in artists from around the world to build interactive structures for skaters to enjoy.
In the meantime, on-land trails and rinks have already opened.