Pin­court Win­ter­fest Sa­tur­day

Free skiing du­ring fes­ti­vi­ties

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Pin­court will host its an­nual Win­ter­fest Sa­tur­day from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Olym­pique Park. The Feb. 1 event that’s part of the Plai­sirs d’hi­ver pro­gram spon­so­red by Loi­sir et Sport Mon­té­ré­gie and Ki­noQué­bec, aims to en­tice re­si­dents to get out­side and en­joy the chil­ly fun. Or­ga­ni­zers say they have plan­ned a wide range of free ac­ti­vi­ties in­clu­ding: ska­ting on the Olym­pique Park ice oval and hockey rinks, snow tu­bing, snow volleyball games, horse drawn sleigh rides, as well as the chance to en­joy se­ve­ral ice sculp­tures. And kids’ events will in­clude kite flying, ani­ma­tion, in­fla­table games, pe­dal go-karts, mas­cots and dog-sleigh rides. Meanw­hile, a scouts’ win­ter camp and the trap­per’s ex­hi­bi­tion will be set up, while ice­fi­shing fans will be trans­por­ted by sleigh to an ice-fi­shing shack at Bel­le­vue Park.

Win­ter­fest re­ve­lers will be able to park in the Om­ni-Centre par­king lot, 375, bou­le­vard Car­di­nal-Lé­ger, or on neigh­bou­ring streets. The cha­let at the mu­ni­ci­pal swim­ming pool on Olym­pique Blvd. will be open du­ring the event for those wan­ting to put on their skates.

Free cross coun­try skiing

And for one day only, Pin­court re­si­dents will be able to go cross coun­try skiing free of charge Sa­tur­day on trails groo­med by Les Skieurs de l’Île. The trails can be ac­ces­sed from des Frênes St., from the cor­ner of Bou­le­vard de l’Île and du Su­roît St., and from Fo­rest Ave. near the Centre de Golf Pin­court. And while skiers are as­ked to bring their own equip­ment, Centre No­treDame de Fa­ti­ma does of­fer equip­ment ren­tals. Par­ti­ci­pants should re­mem­ber that dogs are pro­hi­bi­ted on all Skieurs de l’Île trails. Or­ga­ni­zers say if the fes­ti­val is can­cel­led due to poor wea­ther or site condi­tions, it will not be res­che­du­led be­cause of limited sup­plier avai­la­bi­li­ty. A fi­nal de­ci­sion concer­ning the wea­ther will be made on Fri­day.

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