The green flag is flying at the Trent-Severn Waterway canal at the Peterborough Lift Lock, meaning the ice is safe for skating.
It’s the first time the canal has been open for skating this winter.
If you plan to head out for a skate this weekend, be advised that the ice is currently rough. The City of Peterborough plans to flood the ice next week, weather permitting, to smooth it out.
The Trent Severn Waterway and the City Peterborough offer public skating on the canal at the Peterborough Liftlock every winter.
The city monitors ice conditions regularly, with a flag flying to indicate the status. A green flag means ice conditions are safe and skating is permitted, and a red flag means the opposite.
For other public skating in Peterborough and The Kawarthas, remember to check out our Public Skating events column.