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The Giant Ice Slide from the bottom...
The Giant Ice Slide from the bottom...

Ice slides a thrill at Winterlude

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Sun, mild temperatures, and the ubiquitous Beavertail brought out tens of thousands in Canada's capital for the opening weekend of Ottawa's Winterlude.
The Rideau skating canal is a huge crowd pleaser. But so are more than a dozen ice slides carved in Jacques Cartier park across the river in Gatineau. There are kiddy slides and a giant chute that ten people can slide down together.
David Sommerstein and friends brought along a gaggle of kids. He sampled the slides, the sounds, and the crowds.

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