Although I live only two hours from Ottawa, I have not been to Winterlude since 2008. With a little encouragement from an old friend from university, I made some time for a day trip to catch up with her and enjoy two of my favorite parts of Winterlude: skating on the canal and ice sculptures.
Of course, I took a few pictures from the day:
|Skating the Rideau Canal – the world’s largest outdoor skating rink|
|A lot more crowded downtown. Canada’s parliament buildings in the background.|
|Recognize her? She’s the queen from the movie “Alien”|
|Love the spirit of this sculpture|
|Hanging out by the fountain… and the power box.|
|The park benches had to be dug out of the snow from a recent storm|