When it comes to classic winter activities, skating is one of the best especially when its outdoors and you're surrounded by beautiful lights. The Forks skating trail in Winnipeg is now open for the winter and you can skate across a rail bridge under twinkling lights. So put on that warm winter jacket, lace up your skates and head to the trail.\nRight in the heart of downtown Winnipeg is a winter wonderland that you don't want to miss out on. The on-land skating trail at The Forks is officially open for the season.\nAt the junction of the Red and Assiniboine rivers, this meeting place in the city and top tourist attraction has turned into a magical frozen world thanks to cold temperatures and winter weather.\nThe one-kilometre land skating trail that's open at The Forks takes you across a rail bridge where you can skate along the ice under a blanket of twinkling lights all winter.\nThe bridge has a lane for skating and a lane for walking so even if you don't know how to skate you can still take in the magic of it all and be surrounded by the lights.\nBut if you're skating during the day, the trail is still so beautiful even without the lights on.\nView this post on Instagram Skate date with this amazing lady ⛸️❤️ @mishieford . . . . #theforkswinnipeg #skatedate #girlfriend #winnipeg #winnipegwinter #explorewinnipeg #winnipegisbeautiful #theforksskatingtrail #christmaslights A post shared by nick lynn (@nick.lynn23) on Dec 16, 2018 at 2:08pm PST\nThe skating trail at The Forks isn't just along the lit-up bridge.\nYou can also glide on the upper trails with trees on either side of you and lights to guide you along the way in the dark.\nThere is also a skating rink under a huge canopy in the Arctic Glacier Winter Park at The Forks.\nOn Sundays, the park's adventure programming includes horse-drawn wagon rides, Indigenous programming and Soul on Ice which turns the skating rink under the canopy into an icy dancefloor.\nView this post on Instagram For the love of skating or just love perhaps! #manitobalife #exploremanitoba #mymanitoba #winnipegnow #travelmanitoba #staking #lovers #couples #theforks #theforkswinnipeg #theforksskatepark#winnipegalive A post shared by AMOR Images & Photography🛤 (@manitoba_photos) on Jan 26, 2018 at 7:35pm PST\nThe on-land skating trail isn't the only place for skating at The Forks but unfortunately, the River Trail has yet to open for the season because of the river's high water levels.\n"The river is unprecedentedly high, so we're working with conditions that we haven't particularly ever worked with before. Obviously, safety is our number one priority," said Larissa Peck, The Forks communications manager, to the Winnipeg Sun.\nWhen it does open, it's actually the longest naturally frozen skating trail in the world so it's pretty special.\nEven though the River Trail might not open at all for this season, there is still lots of winter fun to have at The Forks and on the amazing on-land skating trail.\nThe Forks On-Land Skating Trail\nPrice: $6 for rental skates\nAddress: The Forks, Winnipeg, MB\nWhy You Need To Go: To skate along a one-kilometre trail and under twinkling lights while enjoying all winter has to offer.\n View this post on Instagram You already know this, but it's the last weekend before Christmas! We're offering festivity in the form of: 🎄 Last-minute shopping needs 🎁 including the fabulous vendors of The Forks Market, @thirdandbird pop-ups in the balconies, gift certificates + Forks merch available at the Info Kiosk 🎄 ALL the twinkling lights all over the site! 🎄 @greencarrotjuiceco mimosas on-hand at @thecommonwpg 🎄 Arctic Glacier Winter Park Winter Adventure activities on Sunday afternoon All the details available at theforks.com HOLIDAY HOURS: December 24th: 7AM - 4PM (skate change + washroom access until 11PM) December 25th: Iceland Skate Rentals + Mini Donuts open noon - 8PM. Skate change and washroom access until 11PM. All other vendors closed for the holiday. Open regular hours every other day! #MeetMeAtTheForks 📷: @gyk26 A post shared by The Forks (@theforkswinnipeg) on Dec 21, 2018 at 5:15pm PST\n\nWebsite\n\n\nThere are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.