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Parc de la Pointe-aux-Lièvres is located at the area where the Saint Charles River meanders in La Cité-Limoilou neighborhood of Quebec City. When the temperatures fall, and this vast expanse turns into a velvet of whites, Parc de la Pointe-aux-Lièvres beckons to snow-lovers to indulge in wintertime fun. The park offers a 1.5-kilometer (0.9-mile) long trail for ice skating. Snow covered slopes provide great sledging experience. At night, the park is beautifully lit up with melodious music playing from the speakers; the lights and the beats create a tranquil ambience. The river and the park is maintained by the Société de la rivière Saint-Charles; check the website or contact the group for further information.
Patinoire de la place d'Youville is an open ice-skating rink in Quebec City. The rink is a fun place to soak in the architecture of Quebec City on skates and looks especially beautiful at night when it is decorated with lights. The rink is open from October to March and has a constant refrigeration system. Reservations are required for groups.
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency offers a multitude of activities for the entire family. In the summer, walk across one of two suspension bridges or through miles of parkland trails before enjoying a gourmet meal at the Manoir Montmorency. Winter can be just as relaxing, though daredevils can take an ice climbing course on the frozen waterfall wall of ice and snow. The park is located just east of Quebec City along Avenue Royale. Admission to the park is free but parking is charged.
With no less than 29 slopes on offer for every kind of skier, Le Relais is a top-notch facility located close to Quebec City. The rugged mountain was recognized for its skiing potential and developed in 1936. It has since gained a huge following among ski enthusiasts for its varying difficulty of runs. All of the runs, barring four, are equipped for night-time skiing as well. If you're new to the sport or if you simply wish to brush up on your skills, there's a snow school on-site. Other facilities at the site include cafes, restaurants and shopping options. Check website for more.