Snow puts damper on opening day of Edmonton golf course – Edmonton


While spring snow should come as no surprise to seasoned Edmontonians, it was a bit of a disappointment for golfers hoping to hit the links on Wednesday.
Victoria Golf Course was originally scheduled to open on Wednesday. But with a fresh blanket of snow Wednesday morning, the course did not open as planned.Rundle Golf Course was also closed, according to the City of Edmonton. However, the driving range at Victoria was still open.“Typically, the city tries to open our golf courses by the third to fourth week of April, weather dependent,” said Christina Chu with the City of Edmonton.“The staff are disappointed with this snow setback but we are still ahead of the usual schedule. Plus, the additional moisture is very welcome.”

Edmonton’s Victoria Golf Course on opening day Wednesday, April 17, 2024.

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Riverside Golf Course was scheduled to open on Thursday. Global News has reached out to the city to see whether that will go ahead as scheduled. Story continues below advertisement

Snow started falling in Edmonton on Tuesday evening and continued until Wednesday morning.

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The snow and cooler overnight temperatures made for to less-than-ideal road conditions in and around the city, leading to a slippery morning commute.“It was very, very slow,” said Brendise Fehr, who was driving to two appointments on Wednesday morning, admitting she was very late for one of those appointments.“The roads were very icy so the traffic was moving extremely slow. Even big buses were actually sliding all over the road.”Melissa Salmon was also caught in traffic.

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“It was very slippery, that’s for sure. The roads are not the greatest right now.”Thankfully, she still has her winter tires on her vehicle.“I usually wait until the end of April just to be on the safe side. You never know when we’re going to get snow,” Salmon said.

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Global Edmonton weather specialist Ciara Yaschuk is forecasting a high of 4 C for the city on Wednesday. Cooler weather continues Thursday with a high of 1 C expected in Edmonton. Highs of 4 C Friday, 10 C Saturday and 13 C Sunday are forecast through the weekend, according to Yaschuk. Story continues below advertisement

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