Winterlude


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Winterlude

10 days in February
A midwinter civic festival held in Ottawa, Canada, Winterlude is primarily a celebration of winter sports. The Rideau Canal, which has been referred to as "the world's longest skating rink," is nearly eight kilometers (five miles) long and provides an excellent outdoor skating facility. There is also snowshoeing, skiing, curling (a game in which thick heavy stone and iron disks are slid across the ice toward a target), speedskating, dogsled racing, barrel jumping, and tobogganing. For those who prefer not to participate in the many sporting events, there is an elaborate snow sculpture exhibit known as Ice Dream. Nearly half a million people attend the 10-day festival each year.
CONTACTS:
National Capital Commission
202-40 Elgin St.
Ottawa, ON K1P 1C7 Canada
613-239-5555; fax: 613-239-5063
www.canadascapital.gc.ca/bins
SOURCES:
FolkWrldHol-1999, p. 108
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