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The Forks cuts ribbon on 2021 river trail

A Zamboni takes to the ice at The Forks for the official opening of the Centennial River Trail. The Forks / Twitter

Winnipeg’s record-setting river trail is now officially open for skaters and other lovers of the outdoors.

The Centennial River Trail, which is extra-wide this year to encourage physical distancing, formally opened Tuesday morning, with an announcement of anniversary programming from its sponsor, the Winnipeg Foundation, which is recognizing 100 years in 2021.

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The trail, which set the Guinness World Record as the world’s longest naturally frozen skating trail in 2008 — later breaking its own record — runs from the Forks to Hugo Street this year.

Skaters and others using the rink are encouraged to follow COVID-19 protocols.

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