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Canadians skate, play hockey on icy roads after freezing rain on Boxing Day

Click to play video: 'Man skates thorough Peterborough neighborhood after ice blankets roads' Man skates thorough Peterborough neighborhood after ice blankets roads
WATCH ABOVE: An unusually warm Monday brought freezing rain and icy conditions to Peterborough, Ontario, on December 26, turning roads into skating rinks - literally – Dec 28, 2016

Some residents in eastern Ontario and Quebec strapped on their skates and took to the streets in the most Canadian kind of way after a bout of freezing rain on Boxing Day.

WATCH: Ice turns roads into skating rinks in eastern Canada

Click to play video: 'Ice turns roads into skating rinks in eastern Canada' Ice turns roads into skating rinks in eastern Canada
Ice turns roads into skating rinks in eastern Canada – Dec 29, 2016

Videos shared on social media show skaters striding up and down local roads in the Greater Toronto Area, Peterborough, Ottawa and Montreal.

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From figure skating to hockey, a number of folks just couldn’t resist the temptation of doing what Canadians really just do best.

“I’m just going for a skate down the driveway,” said a man videotaped in Peterborough. “That’s a full out ice rink guys.”

Environment Canada issued a weather advisory for parts of eastern Ontario and Quebec on Monday due to freezing rain, which also included a winter driving warning for motorists.

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