December 22, 2015 5:21 pm
Updated: December 23, 2015 2:15 am

New Freezeway skating path opens at Edmonton park

WATCH ABOVE: A pretty cool new attraction has just opened in Edmonton's river valley. As Margeaux Morin shows us, the man behind it is hoping it will change the way people think about winter.


How do most people get from Point A to Point B in the winter? What if you could ice skate there?

The new Victoria Park Freezeway skating path officially opened Tuesday.

The 400-metre pilot project winds its way through the trees next to the Victoria Park skating oval.

The Victoria Park Pavilion opened to the public earlier in December.

The facility serves as a centre for outdoor activities and skating while also providing indoor public amenities.

READ MORE: New pavilion opens in Edmonton’s River Valley 

The Freezeway was put together by the city, WinterCity Edmonton, Make Something Edmonton and the Edmonton Speed Skating Association.

Landscape architect Matt Gibbs consulted on the project. Gibbs designed a downtown Edmonton Freezeway for his Master’s thesis.

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