February 17, 2006 15:32 | Montreal

Ice sailing downtown


The sidewalks are slicker than skating rinks.
The wind is gusting up to 78km/hr (50 miles an hour).

Unless you weight upwards of 120lbs and have spikes on your shoes, stay home.

Or, go the other extreme, rig up a sail of some sort (an open jacket will do) and have some fun...


While I didn't have spikes on my shoes, I'm much over that weight limit and was still blown around! Scary.


The winds were strong enough to knock out my Hydro for several hours. I actually had to wear my winter coat indoors. Brrrr...