Take your pick: adrenaline packed or slow and contemplative?
Where can you go skating hand in hand, perform your double backwards salchow or become Kim Boutin for a while? Here are some suggestions for you in the Eastern Townships...
All the family will enjoy the frozen path of the Lucien-Blanchard park covering a distance of 350 m and illuminated in the evening. Oh! The joy of playing together surrounded by such a wonderful environment!
On this frozen path, located in Magog, illuminated in the evening, you’ll enjoy Lake Memphremagog in the background for over a distance of 2.5 km; truly charming! Please note: There are two pavilions for you to warm up in, one located at Pointe Merry, the other in the Cabana parking lot. Plus, there are plenty of bars in the area to end the evening!
A pond covering a surface of about 6,000 sq. meters, in winter offers quite a surface to express yourself on skates, day and night, to the sound of music! Where? In the park of the Domaine-Howard in Sherbrooke.
In Granby, in the Parc Daniel-Johnson, the Lake Boivin skating rink offers a lot of fun for everyone, but especially those who are serious skaters, who like to race around the ice rink. It covers a distance of one kilometre with a width of 30 metres. Psst! You’ll also appreciate the “après-skate” in the park chalet!
One wants to go winter-biking, the other, wants to participate in a Japanese snowball fight (a game called Yukigassen) and your youngest just wants to skate. Your best bet is to go to the park of La Gorge de Coaticook. Located near the welcome office of the campground, the skating rink is accessible all winter long except during the Fête des Neiges (next February 16 and 17), when they will hold a street hockey tournament. Will you be there!