“Clear a Lake and They Will Come.” Rick Mercer had it right.
Big Rideau Lake is home to Skate the Lake, an annual speed skating marathon on a 1k outdoor oval rink in Portland Ontario. Skaters from around the world take part in the 25 km, 50 km, and various other races. It’s also home to a curling competition.
The event is so quintessentially Canadian that it’s even been covered by Rick Mercer on the Rick Mercer Report. Watch Rick hitch himself to a Zamboni to get to the finish line.