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Declining availability of outdoor skating in Canada

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Figure 1: Historical and projected season length and skating days at the Ridea Canal Skateway.
Figure 2: Comparing different models of cultural ecosystem service benefit in terms of user numbers.


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This research was made possible due to financial support from the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, the Donald Mackenzie Munroe Fellowship, the Garfield Weston Foundation, the Quebec Centre for Biodiversity Science, and the Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies. We would like to thank the National Capital Commission for providing their records, and Alain Nantel for consulting upon those data.

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J.B. conceived the study and gathered data from the National Capital Commission. J.S. simulated future weather data using MarkSim. J.B., in consultation with J.S. and M.H., conducted the analysis and wrote the manuscript. J.S. and M.H. edited the manuscript.

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Brammer, J., Samson, J. & Humphries, M. Declining availability of outdoor skating in Canada. Nature Clim Change 5, 2–4 (2015).

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