Ottawa

Hans Brinker with Briefcase

Long commute got you down? In Ottawa the solution is a slick one—don your skates and glide to work. For two and a half months of the year, an old canal in the Canadian capitol becomes one of the world's largest skating rinks, complete with on-ice cafes serving up sizzling, hot beaver tails. Bob Carty manages to stay upright in this reporter's notebook.

Hans Brinker with Briefcase

Long commute got you down? In Ottawa the solution is a slick one—don your skates and glide to work. For two and a half months of the year, an old canal in the Canadian capitol becomes one of the world's largest skating rinks, complete with on-ice cafes serving up sizzling, hot beaver tails. Bob Carty manages to stay upright in this reporter's notebook.