Lace up your skates and head to The Forks, the Red River Mutual Trail is now officially open.
The one and a half kilometre trail begins at The Forks and runs along the Assiniboine River to the Osborne Street Bridge.
Further legs of the Red River Mutual Trail will open in the coming weeks as conditions permit.
The opening of Red River Mutual Trail signals the beginning of weeks of amazing winter programming. Over the next six weeks, programming includes everything from an Iron Man Curling Bonspiel, a special weekend to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Festival du Voyageur, two winter cycling competitions as well as a winter version of Bike to Work day.
One of the biggest parts of the winter calendar, warming huts, are expected to grace the Red River Mutual Trail again the third week of January. The pop up restaurant Raw:Almond is also back, beginning on January 24th.
In addition to activities happening on the trail, there are a variety of FREE family activities also taking place in Arctic Glacier Winter Park.
Winter Adventure Programming begins January 19 and continues every Sunday until March 2. Activities include horse drawn wagon rides, snowboard instruction, and Aboriginal storytelling and art projects inside traditional teepees. More information can be found at theforks.com/agwinterpark.
All rinks are trails are groomed daily and conditions can always be found at theforks.com/rivertrail.
Winnipeggers are encouraged to check conditions and trail information before heading to The Forks.
In 2008, The Red River Mutual Trail broke the Guiness World Record for the longest naturally frozen skating trail in the world, with 8.54 kilometres.