Winterlude 2011

Living in Ottawa we have the great opportunity of hosting one of the best Winter Carnivals in North America.Thousands of people descend into Ottawa to celebrate Winterlude which includes the World Longest Skating Rink (7.8km), amazing ice sculptures and of course the world famous Beaver Tail! For those of you that don’t know…it’s not really a beaver tail…it’s a deep fried pastry with toppings like cinnamon and sugar.

Life in the Balance was the winning entry for the ice sculpture competition.

This is the view from the Rideau Canal.

Skating on the Rideau Canal. It was very cold so not alot of people were out enjoying it.

Winterlude 2011. Part of one of the ice sculptures on display.