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New Freezeway skating path opens at Edmonton park

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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The new Freezeway skating path at Victoria Park, Edmonton.
The new Freezeway skating path at Victoria Park, Edmonton. Courtesy: Chris Gibbs
The new Freezeway skating path at Victoria Park, Edmonton.
The new Freezeway skating path at Victoria Park, Edmonton. Courtesy: Chris Gibbs
The new Freezeway skating path at Victoria Park, Edmonton.
The new Freezeway skating path at Victoria Park, Edmonton. Courtesy: Chris Gibbs
The new Freezeway skating path at Victoria Park, Edmonton.
The new Freezeway skating path at Victoria Park, Edmonton. Courtesy: Chris Gibbs