Winter is the season when not-so-smart people just hibernate inside. This leaves the outdoors empty for us active sort of people to go out and have fun playing in the snow.
We've been enjoying snowshoe and cross-country-ski on Mont Royal, both highly excellent active activities. The ski from the Monument on Parc avenue to the summit of the mountain is perhaps the most amazing urban ski trail east of the Rockies.
But we are waiting, and waiting, and waiting some more for a skating rink to open on the Lachine Canal. Maybe in our lifetime? Hmmm? Hello? We will probably see snowsnake become an olympic sport before Montrealers get to skate on the Lachine Canal.