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If you’re looking for a clean sheet of ice to lace up the blades this weekend the Assiniboine Park Conservancy’s (APC) newly expanded Duck Pond is officially open for skating.
Now more than double its original size, the Duck Pond has been a favourite Manitoba skating destination for generations.
"Skating on the Duck Pond is one of those memories that so many Manitobans share, myself included" said APC President & CEO, Margaret Redmond. "The new Duck Pond will no doubt be a huge hit with skaters young and old and we can’t wait to see it jam packed with rosy cheeks and smiling faces."
A new family-style toboggan run is also now open to the public.
To mark the re-opening of the Duck Pond, the park will host a Community Skate Celebration on January 29 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. with free hot dogs, hot chocolate and activities for the entire family.
Expansion of the Duck Pond was made possible through contributions from the City of Winnipeg, Western Economic Diversification and numerous private donors. It is one of the many enhancements being made to Assiniboine Park and the Assiniboine Park Zoo over the coming years as part of its overall $200 million redevelopment project.