Friday, February 18, 2011

The ice people drinketh

Many Centretown businesses take part in the annual Winterlude celebrations, which take place on the first three weekends of February. Many participating hotels will have an official "Winterlude" ice sculpture outside their front entrance. Other businesses, like the Sir John A pub on Elgin Street near MacLaren, host ice scupltures, like this one of two skaters enjoying a drink:

Of course, the biggest Winterlude attraction is the 7.8-kilometre long Rideau Canal Skateway, the world's largest skating rink. Unfortunately, both the canal and this sculpture have suffered from this week's midwinter thaw. In their stead, why not check out my many previously-posted photos of the canal, under the label "Canal".

[Look for more one-photo posts under the label Singles]

1 comment:

  1. Unfortunately that sculpture didn't even last long enough to melt in the unusually warm weather.

    I'm pretty sure Chris and I saw it destroyed the first weekend of Winterlude.