Charlottetown launches programs for 2016 winter active campaign
The Charlottetown Parks and Recreation Department has launched its 2016 Winter Active Campaign with free activities designed to encourage people of all ages to be more active during the winter months.
Improving the quality of life for all of the residents in the City of Charlottetown is very important,” says Mayor Clifford Lee.
“Regardless of the season, we strive to ensure there is a range of activities that encourage people to live active lifestyles and take advantage of the outdoors and all that our great city has to offer.”
A free snowshoeing program is being offered on Sundays, beginning Jan. 17 until March 6, from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. at Victoria Park (snow conditions permitting). A limited number of snowshoes will be available for use. A Go!Skating program is also available. It includes free family skates on Sunday, Jan. 17 from 34 p.m. at the Cody Banks Arena and Sunday, Feb. 14 from 2-3 p.m. at the Simmons Arena.
A free 10-week Learn to Run program will take place on Wednesdays beginning Jan. 27 from 6-7 p.m. at the UPEI Sports Centre (Field House). Interested individuals can email Christopher Drummond at firstname.lastname@example.org to preregister for the Learn to Run program.
The following trails/boardwalks are available for winter walking: the boardwalk from Victoria Park to the Friendly Pharmacy, Victoria Park trails, Beach Grove trails and the Confederation Trail, within City limits.
For cross-country skiers, the City maintains groomed ski trails at Victoria Park and Belvedere Golf Course. Ski trail maps are available at the parks and recreation department at City Hall, 199 Queen St.
More details of the campaign can be found on the City’s website at www.charlottetown.ca by clicking on the Winter Activities button (Direct URL: www.charlottetown.ca/winteractive.php). Please note that outdoor activities are weather dependent.