Winter fun – Outdoor sports activities in several Vaudreuil-Dorion parks
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The Plaisirs d'Hiver outdoor sports program is back again this year, every weekend from January 30 to February 27.
Although most of the activities will be held in the Parc de la Maison-Valois, other sites will also welcome citizens on an ad hoc basis to learn about winter sports. In the current context, the loan of sports equipment for independent practice is preferred. By reservation, citizens will be able to indulge in fat-biking (off-road biking with oversized tires), snowskating (a hybrid of a skateboard and a snowboard) and cross-country skiing. Among other activities, ice fishing, an evening of torchlight snowshoeing, and the popular snow scooter will be back.
A game of crock putt (giant croquet), an obstacle course and hockey skills challenges will hold visitors’ attention.
“Our teams work hard to offer activities that can be carried out in a safe environment,” said Mayor Guy Pilon. “We know how important it is, especially at this time, to be active and to enjoy the great outdoors. We are therefore asking people to respect the sanitary instructions so that we can continue to hold these activities.”
In order to meet the citizens, the loan of fat-bikes will be offered at Montée Cadieux Park on January 30 and at Parc de la Seigneurie on January 30 and February 6. Snowskate loans will be available at Paul-Gérin-Lajoie Park on January 30, while cross-country skis will be available at Dorion-Gardens Park on February 21. The complete program can be found on the city's website at tinyurl.com/y38ltn97
Please note that activities may vary depending on weather conditions and government directives related to the pandemic.