Skaters Wayne Green (L) Dana Furlani and Wayne Graham check out the new skate path, opened this weekend behind the CP Rail station. A new skate path has opened behind the CP Rail station.
Skaters Wayne Green (L) Dana Furlani and Wayne Graham check out the new skate path, opened this weekend behind the CP Rail station.
A new skate path has opened behind the CP Rail station.
The area, which is used as parking for the North Bay Heritage Festival, has been flooded and given a number of passes by a Zamboni.
Heritage North Bay spokesman Ed Dredger says the ice surface is not a exactly a rink and isn't for hockey use.
"That would be a little hazardous for people. But this is something along the lines of what you might find along the Ottawa canal," Dredger said.
"Hopefully, within a couple of days, we'll have some benches down here, so people won't have to sit in a snow bank and change their skates."
Dredger said the skate paths are among the plans the Community Waterfront Friends have for North Bay's waterfront.
"This whole area gradually as it is developed is going to operated by Heritage North Bay, of which the museum is a component, so we're all tied up in this together," Dredger said.
North Bay residents Wayne Graham and Wayne Green were the first to test the ice.
"The ice isn't too bad, might need a little bit more work with the Zamboni," Graham said.
"But I think I could see myself coming here and skating pretty regularly." Photos by Marc Archambault - Northshore Developments