City of Winnipeg’s Cross Country Ski Trails page — Crescent Drive Park, Kilcona Park (Harbourview Recreation Complex), Kildonan Park, La Barriere Park, Living Prairie Museum, St Vital Park
I had an excellent long skate ski on my local storm water retention pond this morning (Wednesday).
The thick ice is fully covered with up to 4 cm of snow, and the bond of snow to ice is very good.
I’m really glad I chose my rock skating skis; apparently kids in my neighborhood like to throw stones onto frozen ponds.
I headed over to my local park at noon with my skating skis.
There’s a ~1K continous loop of crust, so I tried it first. Too soft, as I thought it would be. It had frozen very well overnight, but by noon at -3° and sunny, I was a few hours too late.
So I switched my attention to the good coverage of snow on the storm water retention pond, in…[Read more]