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Sledding hills open across Ottawa

The city has opened all 59 of its approved sledding hills now that winter has finally arrived.

Six-year-old Ian toboggans at Brown's Inlet in the Glebe last Sunday.

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Six-year-old Ian toboggans at Brown's Inlet in the Glebe last Sunday.

Dust off that old crazy carpet, because the city has opened its 59 approved sledding hills.

City staff wrapped up safety inspections on Wednesday before officially opening the hills a week after 20 centimetres of snow announced winter's arrival.

Before the hills can officially open, city staff must inspect each site to make sure there’s enough snow, and that hazards like trees and boulders are wrapped in protective padding, according to parks and recreation manager Dan Chenier.

But the city’s been too busy clearing snow off roads to do any inspections until now, Chenier said earlier this week.

A full list of approved sledding hills can be found at Ottawa.ca.