Conditions ideal for the Winter Carnival Ice Canoe Race

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Team Ferme Genest/Le Cosmos.com rowed strong in the Carnival Ice Canoe Race, finishing in seventh place.

A cloudless bright blue sky, a light breeze, sub-zero temperatures, a cheering crowd, open water and ice floes all added up to ideal conditions for the annual Winter Carnival Ice Canoe Race on Feb 9. Racers descended onto the surface of the frozen Louise Basin for their final preparations before launching their boats to complete laps across the St.