(Ottawa) A section of Ottawa’s iconic Rideau Canal will open for the second time this winter as some cold weather returns to the capital.

The National Capital Commission (NCC) announced in a social media post that it would partially reopen the ice rink near Pretoria Bridge around midday on Sunday, warning that ice conditions could change.

The Rideau Canal skating rink was closed just four days after opening on January 24 due to high temperatures.

Many people in the capital were relieved to find the ice on the canal was thick enough for skating this season after the rink was closed all of last winter for the first time ever.

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But skaters who have already visited the canal this winter said the ice conditions were poor.

The NCC said teams poured water on the rink to thicken the ice before reopening Sunday.

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