School break week March 6 to 12, 2023

School Break activities will return to the Pentathlon site in 2023. Here is an overview of the 2022 edition programming, which took place from March 7 to 13.

snowshape

On the theme of Nordicity, many sports activities await you on the Pentathlon des neiges stage during the school break week. It is no longer time for competition, but rather for discovery and games.

A pleasant family outing awaits you on our large playground. Youngsters and parents alike will be able to try their hand at various sports, as well as a host of other fun activities. The little ones have not been forgotten. There will be hot spots to warm your feet, food and drinks, and the place will remain lively in the evening for the fun-loving sportsmen and women.

Programming

SPORTS AND GAMES

Decathlon Village

A real multi-sport village proposed by Decathlon Sainte-Foy. Come climb on a climbing wall, jump on a trampoline, shoot with a bow and arrow, or play badminton, molkky or petanque. Bonus: bring your skates, they will be sharpened for free on site.

Monday – 12 noon to 4 pm 

Tuesday to Sunday – 10 am to 4 pm

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Winter/Miscellaneous Games

Play without counting the cost thanks to the winter/other games. You’ll find free wooden game stations, spike ball, games of skill, and games for the little ones. Psst: come try our games in the dark, many of them light up in the dark!

Monday – 12 pm to 8 pm

Tuesday to Saturday – 10 am to 8 pm

Sunday – 10 am to 4 pm

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Hockey precision shooting with Videotron

Challenge your scoring skills with Videotron’s hockey precision shooting game. Who will succeed in putting the most balls in the net?

Monday – 12 pm to 5 pm

Tuesday to Saturday – 10 am to 5 pm

Sunday – 10 am to 4 pm

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Ice Canoeing on Snow with Canot à glace Expérience and the Quebec Ice Canoe Association

The valiant canoeists who face the icy waters of the St. Lawrence will be on hand to provide you with information and introduce you to their unique sport. Attend demonstrations by experienced canoeists and compete against your friends in a friendly race! Who will be able to propel the ice canoe the fastest? Take a picture of yourself during the activity, identify the partners and get a chance to win a complete outing on the river with experienced guides offered by Canot à glace expérience.

Thursday to Sunday from 12 pm to 4 pm

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Winter Ultimate Frisbee with Ultimate Quebec

On a well-packed snowy surface, join Ultimate Quebec to learn Ultimate Frisbee, a sport accessible to all, without contact, self-regulated and whose “spirit of the game” philosophy is based on respect for the opponent. Learn to throw! Hit the target and take home a souvenir Ultimate Quebec disc. Learn to play! Join improvised teams for a four-on-four game on snow. Watch the games: in the evening, teams from the Ultimate Quebec leagues will play their games in night mode.

Monday to Thursday from 12 pm to 8 pm

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Introduction to Winter Triathlon with Triathlon Quebec and the Rouge & Or Club of Laval University

RESERVATION REQUIRED HERE  – Discover the joys of winter multi-sport with Triathlon Québec and the Rouge & Or! Skating, running, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, for young and old (see schedule according to ages).

Equipment required: skating, running and cross-country skiing OR snowshoeing equipment, depending on the choice of time slot. Helmets are strongly recommended for skating activities. Equipment rental available on site.

Duration: 60 to 75 minutes

TUESDAY :

10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.: 7 to 10 years old (16 places) (Skating – Running – Snowshoeing)

11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.: 11 to 15 years old (20 places) (Skating – Running – Snowshoeing)

1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.: Families – Adults and youth: 16 years and up (10 places) (Skating – Running – Snowshoeing) and 7 to 15 years (10 places) (Skating – Running – Snowshoeing)

WEDNESDAY :

12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.: Ages 16+ (25 spaces) (Skating – Running – Cross Country)

THURSDAY :

10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.: Ages 7 to 10 (16 spaces) (Skating – Running – Snowshoeing)

11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.: 11 to 15 years old (20 places) (Skating – Running – Snowshoeing)

1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.: Families – Adults and youth: 16+ (10 spots) (Skate – Run – Cross-country) and 7-15 (10 spots) (Skate – Run – Cross-country)

SATURDAY :

2:00 to 3:15 p.m.: Ages 7 to 10 (10 spaces) (Skate – Run – Snowshoe) and Ages 11 to 15 (10 spaces) (Skate – Run – Snowshoe)

3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.: 16 years old and up (25 places) (Skating – Running – Cross-country skiing)

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Nordic blades test with the Pentathlon des neiges team

Curious to try the famous long blades that many skaters use during the Pentathlon des neiges? It’s time to do it! Bring your cross-country skating boots (NNN or Pilot binding) and hit the ice. (10 blades available)

Monday – 12 pm to 8 pm 

Tuesday to Saturday – 10 am to 8 pm

Sunday – 10 am to 4 pm

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Introduction to Nordic blades with the Pentathlon des neiges team ($)

Are you interested in trying out long blades and need some advice on how to get started? Take advantage of a one-hour initiation course with the great man of the Pentathlon, François Calletta.  Blade reservation $20. You must have your own skate ski boots (NNN or pilot binding) to participate. Reservation by email only at info@pentathlondesneiges.com.

Tuesday and Thursday – 9 to 10 am

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Adapted equipment trial with Adaptavie

Adaptavie’s kinesiologists will have you try out adapted equipment such as parahockey sleds, paraskis and all-terrain wheelchairs. Open to people with limitations and the general public.

Wednesday and Friday – 1 to 4 pm

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Introduction to the Pentathlon des neiges with the Pentathlon team

You’ve been watching the Pentathlon from the corner of your eye, but you’re not sure of your physical abilities? Come and try for yourself! The transition zone will be open to all one-day pentathletes who want to try their hand at multisport. Free activity.

Monday – 12 pm to 8 pm

Tuesday to Saturday – 10 am to 8 pm

Sunday – 10 am to 4 pm

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Toddler zone with 1-2-3 GO Limoilou

A space for outdoor activities and games that offers young children a potential for discovery and learning. Guides are present to help children and parents discover the equipment and the opportunities it offers. They value free play in an emergent pedagogy approach.

Tuesday – 1 to 4 pm

Wednesday to Sunday – 10 am to 4 pm

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ANIMATION

Afternoon of giant wooden games with Pub Ludique Randolph

Let yourself be tempted by a little game of board games, hosted by the professionals at Pub Ludique Randolph.

Wednesday – 1 to 4 pm

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Trivia Afternoon with Randolph’s Fun Pub

Test your general knowledge and win prizes in short games of Trivia TT hosted by Randolph’s Fun Pub.

Sunday – 1 pm to 4 pm

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Loup Garou Party with Pub Ludique Randolph

In small groups of 10, take part in wild games of Loup Garou*, hosted in the dark by the Pub Ludique Randolph. Great atmosphere!

Monday – 6 to 8 pm

*Loup Garou is a fun game for groups: werewolves have infiltrated the innocent villagers and are devouring a victim every night. Can the villagers find the werewolves and eliminate them?

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Never without my helmet activity by Avec Toute ma Tête

Take part in workshops on the brain and the prevention of head injuries. Bring your helmet and it will be adjusted and checked by the specialists of the association “Avec toute ma tête”. Bicycle helmets will be given away in a draw!

Thursday to Saturday – 11 am to 5 pm

Sunday – 11 am to 4 pm

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Live music with Hit the Roard Coverband, the PMG troupe and Pat the Songwriter

The atmosphere is assured with talented musicians with an impressive repertoire. Hit the Road will perform your favorite hits acoustically on stage while an accordionist and a fiddler will play traditional Quebec heritage music near the sugar bush. Pat the chansonnier will be there to liven up your evenings.

Hit the Roard Coverband : Tuesday and Sunday – 1 to 4 pm

Pat le chansonnier : Wednesday and Friday – 6 to 8 pm

PMG Traditional Band : Friday and Saturday – traditional music pop up

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Themed skating and hot chocolate party with Maison Smith ($)

Skate to a thematic soundtrack and warm up with a nice hot chocolate offered by Maison Smith. Limited quantity : first come, first served!

Postponed to Friday – time to be confirmed

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It’s summer with WKND Radio

WKND radio is bringing a summer breeze to the Pentathlon des neiges site, with many activities and games to entertain the crowds. Miniputt, sunbathing area, throwing games and other entertainment are on the program. Come and enjoy summer, in winter!

Saturday – 10 am to 6 pm

Sunday – 10 am to 4 pm

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Spring break continues further on… with the National Battlefields Commission

Spring break activities are also taking place further away on the Plains of Abraham. On the program, a questionnaire rally, historical animations, exhibitions and slides! Visit the Plains of Abraham Museum to learn more by clicking here.

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ATMOSPHERE AND SERVICES

Hot corners

Warm up for a few moments around one of our warm corners.

Monday – 12 pm to 8 pm

Tuesday to Saturday – 10 am to 8 pm

Sunday – 10 am to 4 pm

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The maple and its traditions with Érablières PMG ($)

Celebrate maple and its traditions by enjoying delicious maple taffy on snow and maple butter cones to the sound of traditional music. Take a quiz every day starting at 2:00 p.m. for a chance to win a basket of maple products each day!

Monday – 12 noon to 4 pm

Tuesday to Thursday – 10 am to 4 pm

Friday and Saturday – 10 am to 6 pm

Sunday – 10 am to 4 pm

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Outdoor service areas and marquee with Stadaconé, Smith House and the Pentathlon des neiges boutique ($)

Take a break and enjoy coffee, hot chocolate, or why not a glass of hot gin? Healthy food, both sweet and savoury, is also available. And take advantage of this quiet time to store for a souvenir of your favorite winter sports event.

Monday – 12 to 8 pm

Tuesday to Saturday – 10 am to 8 pm

Sunday – 10 am to 4 pm