The City of Vaudreuil-Dorion is launching the Plaisirs d’hiver outdoor sports program. It is back again this year, every weekend, from January 30th to February 27th .
Although most of the activities will be held in Parc de la Maison-Valois, other locations will also welcome citizens so that they can learn about winter sports, underlines Jessica Genest, communications advisor at the Department of Communication for the City of Vaudreuil-Dorion.
In the current context, the loan of sports equipment for independent use has been granted according to the city. Thus, by reservation, citizens can indulge in snowskating, fatbike riding and cross-country skiing. Among other activities, ice fishing, an evening of torchlight snowshoes and the popular snow scooter will be back. A game of crock putt (giant croquet game with soccer ball), an obstacle course and hockey skills challenges will, among other things, attract the attention of visitors.
“Our teams are working hard to offer activities that can be done 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. People are therefore asked to respect the sanitary instructions so that we can continue to hold these activities.”
Activities at other locations
Mrs. Genest explains that the loan of bikes with oversized tires (fatbikes) will be offered at the Parc de la montée Cadieux on January 30th and at Parc de la Seigneurie on January 30th and February 6th . Snowskate loans will be available at the Parc Paul-Gérin-Lajoie on January 30th, while cross-country skis will be available at Parc Dorion-Gardens on February 21st .
The full program can be found on the city’s website, under Recreation and Culture / Activities and Events / Plaisirs d’hiver. Note that the City of Vaudreuil-Dorion reserves the right to modify the schedule of activities depending on weather conditions and government directives related to the pandemic.