Celebrate winter at Parc Jean-Drapeau!



    With a variety of activities such as the Course hypothermique - a unique
    marathon!

    MONTREAL, Feb. 19 /CNW Telbec/ - The winter season is in full swing at
Parc Jean-Drapeau with a variety of activities and events for all ages. From a
sugar shack to a snowboard park, tube slides and a Skaters' path that runs
along the St. Lawrence, Week-ends d'hiver at Parc Jean-Drapeau are really
dynamic!
    Don't miss the Course hypothermique this Saturday! Nearly 500 athletes
will participate in the event beginning at 7:30am (50 walkers) and 8:30am (415
runners). The half-marathon (21.1 km race) will wind throughout Parc
Jean-Drapeau in three loops of 7 km. Walkers will take part in the event for
the very first time! The start and finish line is at the Complexe aquatique of
île Ste-Hélène, close to the subway, and all profits will go to the Montreal
organization Le Phare.
    What's more, the Cabane à sucre avant tout le monde will continue at
restaurant Hélène de Champlain, where visitors can sample a delicious
traditional meal prepared by the Sucrerie de la montagne for only $15+tx (to
reserve, call 450-451-0831).
    After a trip to the sugar shack, come and enjoy some of the other winter
activities offered at Parc Jean-Drapeau!

    
    - Snowboard Park: Zone 514 will thrill snowboard enthusiasts, two steps
      away from the subway! Helmet is mandatory. (cost: $12 day pass, $8
      after 2pm)

    - Tube slides: slide with family or friends down these majestic snow-
      covered tracks! (cost: $8)

    - Skaters' Path: skate down this magical path that runs along the
      St. Lawrence and offers a stunning view of downtown Montreal.

    - Boot Hockey: have fun playing this classic winter sport... And it's a
      goal!

    - Equipment rental: rent skates and snowshoes ($6 for 2 hours) or sleds
      ($3). Skate sharpening is $5.
    

    For information about the Week-ends d'hiver site conditions, visit
www.parcjeandrapeau.com or call 514-872-6120.




For further information:

For further information: Eve Cardinal, Coordinator, Public Affairs,
Société du parc Jean-Drapeau, (514) 872-7318, ecardinal@parcjeandrapeau.com


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