Charlottetown Launches 2019 Winter Active Campaign

Charlottetown Launches Programs for 2019 Winter Active Campaign
Posted on 01/15/2019
The Charlottetown Parks and Recreation Department has launched its 2019 Winter Active Campaign with free activities designed to encourage people of all ages to be more active during the winter months.

A free snowshoeing program is being offered on Sundays, until March 10, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at Victoria Park (snow conditions permitting). A limited number of snowshoes will be available for use and those participating should meet at the Ball Field Clubhouse, off Brighton Road. Free family skates will be offered on Sunday, January 27 from 1:50 p.m. until 2:50 p.m. at the Simmons Arena and on Sunday, March 3 from 3 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the Cody Banks Arena. Free hot chocolate will be served.

A free 10-week Learn to Run program is being offered by the department, in partnership with the UPEI Athletics Department. It will take place on Mondays, beginning on January 21, from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre at UPEI. The program will run until April 1, 2019, with the exception of Islander Day on Monday, February 18. Interested individuals can email cdrummond@charlottetown.ca or call 902-368-1025.

Winter Family Fun Events, including sleigh rides, outdoor skating, snowshoeing and free hot chocolate, will take place on the following dates: Sunday, January 20 from 1-3 p.m. at the West Royalty Community Centre, 1 Kirkdale Road (note: there is no outdoor rink available at this location); Sunday, February 3 from 1-3 p.m. at the Malcolm Darrach Community Centre, 1 Avonlea Drive; Sunday, February 10 from 1-3 p.m. at Victoria Park (meet at the Ballfield Clubhouse, off Brighton Road). The Victoria Park event will take place in partnership with WinterLove PEI; Sunday, February 24 from 1-3 p.m. at the Hillborough Park Community Centre, 199 Patterson Drive. There are a limited number of snowshoes available for use at these events.

The following trails/boardwalks are also 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.

Information on the City’s outdoor rinks, as well as ski trail maps, are available under the Recreation and Leisure button.

More details of the Winter Active Campaign can be found under Events and Initiatives or by calling the Parks and Recreation Department at 902-368-1025.