Cold snap in Ottawa forced kids hockey games on the $5.6-million rink to be moved indoors

In the midst of a cold snap across much of the country, the Canadian winter has forced the cancellation of some of the only hockey games allowed on the outdoor rink, where pucks and sticks are banned during public skating times and a list of rules prohibits games like tag and racing.

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  • simus1

    Frozen buns and circuses.

    • Ask a liberal, it has to be “global warming”!

  • Justin St.Denis

    I don’t get it. It has not been THAT cold. Canadian snowflakes can’t handle winter? Sad.

    • Exile1981

      We had two days of -26C plus wind chill. It’s up to -20 this morning. Cold if your not dressed for it or your trying to do fine work outside that requires wearing thin gloves.

    • Isn’t that the mark of a Canadian? Toques, cold, poutine and hockey?

      We’re not even a caricature. We’re a running joke we tell on ourselves.

  • Literally Hitler

    Damn you, Al Gore, and your evil global warming.

  • Uncommunist

    -18 C (-1F ! ) too cold ?, for 16 girls and 16 boys teams … another snowflake generation. Pathetic.

    • Clink9

      All my girls ski raced in that weather at a young age for years in thin suits.

      Never cancelled because of cold.

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  • vimy

    – 41 in my neck of the woods right now and I just woke up to frozen water pipes. Crap!

    • just_one_Sewer Rat_guy

      That makes my -24 sound positively balmy!

    • Clink9

      Water is over rated. Now if the beer freezes ….

      • Uncommunist

        Haha Cheers !

      • shasta

        Most beers will freeze before the mercury drops to -5 C. Less if it is one of those crappy light beers. A bottle of any good spirit will usually keep you good to go, but when it reaches -40 you really want 151 proof or better.

        • Clink9

          We keep our Limoncello in the freezer, mmmm.

    • Frances

      Bad luck. It’s not getting that cold here, but we’ve a couple of sinks on outside walls so the cupboard doors beneath them are permanently open right not.

    • vimy

      Pipes are thawed and I’m having a beer to celebrate and I don’t care what time of the day it is. P.S. Only -30 now.

  • Editor

    The liberals have a minister responsible for weather, can’t she do something about it? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/efdd98ee3f06477e84036af336d6b7e621396436ae040759086d4a8ea1218336.jpg

    • ontario john

      The carbon tax is obviously working. We need a bigger tax to finish the job.

      • just_one_Sewer Rat_guy
        • Bla Bla

          It’s GLOBAL WARMING!

          On another note, when I need to flash freeze my ice cubes, I like to put them in the oven at 350 degrees! Because we all know the hotter it gets – the errr uhh – colder it gets…

          • just_one_Sewer Rat_guy

            Exactly! Although, may I recommend 425F? I find you don’t get that freezer burn taste like you do at 350F.

          • Bla Bla

            Hmmm, and it’ll burn off the fat to boot as well!

    • Literally Hitler

      Calls herself “Minister responsible for weather” but blows a gasket about Climate Barbie. Canadians are so happy she got a pink cabinet seat.

    • Bla Bla

      Heh, minister responsible for the weather – I didn’t realize environment canada had such a singular responsibility – or – she is an utter and complete moron… Moron it is. And she and taliban-socks cost us and the nation dearly.

      • Frances

        As we write, they’re busy organizing Santa’s move to the South Pole.

    • Clink9

      She’s a real whack job.

    • God, she’s stupid.

  • Tooth&Claw

    Catherine McKenna shows me that her law degree is worthless, and her masters in economics is a farce.

    • Uncommunist

      Wait for her complaints against her profs – if found out.

  • Linda1000

    Is the Rideau Canal (the big skating rink) frozen over yet or does Climate Barbie wave her magic wand to keep the water warm all year round?

    • Bla Bla

      Magic wand. Definitely.

  • lolwut? (Deplorable Hoser)

    It’s a hellish 3C in Vancouver.

  • HA!

  • Tooth&Claw

    It’s cold enough I found my long underwear and have been wearing them for the last couple days, along with an undershirt and over layers of clothing with a parka, hat gloves , warm socks and boots.
    Climate change, aka global warming is a scam.