Rideau Canal Skateway

I love Spring Break! It is a well needed break from lectures and classes. We started our break with a skate on the canal. It was lovely! Not a single cloud! I prefer this kind of winter compared to the “Malmö Winter” when you don’t see the sun for weeks and when it rains sideways.

So what is Rideau Canal?

“A highlight of winter in Ottawa is the Rideau Canal Skateway, the world’s largest skating rink. Skate through the heart of downtown Ottawa on the Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Skateway is 7.8 kilometres long, and begins just steps from Canada’s Parliament Buildings. The scenic skating rink extends to Dows Lake. In between, warm up at rest areas, where there are toasty fires, hot drinks and tasty snacks. (http://www.ncc-ccn.gc.ca/places-to-visit/rideau-canal-skateway).

IMG_2431Hanna a.k.a Erik Karlsson 2.0


Winter at it’s best! Days like this, I do miss the winters in north of Sweden were I grew up.

IMG_2443Well, yes please!


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About Hanna Hallgren & Johanna Gardell

Two second year students on exchange at University of Ottawa. During the winter term of 2014 Hanna studies gender & sociology and Johanna studies sociology & cinema. When not in school Hanna likes running and hitting the gym, drinking coffee and explore the Canadian music scene. Johanna likes pilates and indoor cycling, cooking and cheese. Common interests are hanging out in pubs and drinking beer & unexpected little adventures. When not in Canada Hanna and Johanna studies Diversity Studies at Malmö University.

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