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Cross-country skiing cancelled today at most local facilities

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Most cross-country skiing facilities in Greater Sudbury are announcing cancellations for Friday after yesterday's rain followed by a flash freeze. (Supplied)

Most cross-country skiing facilities in Greater Sudbury are announcing cancellations for Friday after yesterday's rain followed by a flash freeze.

Walden Cross-Country Fitness Club, Onaping Falls Nordics Ski Club and Kivi Park all say their trails are closed. Laurentian Nordic Ski Club, however, said its trails are open, but posted a warning.

"It ain't pretty out there on the trails!" the club said on its Facebook page. "Upon closer inspection of the trails we are advising that ONLY EXPERT skiers should hit the trails today. The rain did a lot of damage and there is a lot more water on the trails than we thought, making grooming and breaking up the ice very difficult. The Gully Shed Wall are skiable but rock skis are also recommended. Sofie's, The Extension and Lake Bennet are all CLOSED.

"Furthermore, chalet is only open 10-2 today. Good day to wax your skis! Apologies for the inconvenience but we need some fresh snow again in order for conditions to improve. Thanks and be safe!"

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