Take a breath of fresh air in the heart of the city while strolling on the ice on the Plains of Abraham. Located at playing fields, the rink allows visitors to fully enjoy winter, free of charge.
The skating rink can accommodate up to 350 skaters and will be in place from mid-December to mid-March.
On site, equipment rental (ice skates, snowshoes and skis) as well as food and refreshments (lunch counter) are offered in the comfort of the heated skaters' chalet.
Where: Located at the playing fields, west of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec - see map.
When: December 10, 2016 until March 19, 2017 (weather permitting).
Cost: Free access.
Ice skates rental : $8 for 2 hours ($4/additional hour), male/female/child.
Special offer during the Carnaval de Québec, from January 27 to February 12, 2017.
Schedule: Daily, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Sporadic closure possible according to activities
Pentathlon des neiges: ice rink closed:
Saturday, February 25: from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 26: from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, February 28: from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 1: from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Friday, March 3: from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 4: from 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 5: from 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
In addition to the regular schedule, time slots have been added for training purposes for speed skaters: Saturdays and Sundays between 8:00 a.m. and 9:45 a.m.
Skaters' chalet: Located at the playing fields. Open every day, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (unless otherwise stated). Information: ville.quebec.qc.ca
Photo courtesy : Ville de Québec