2020 Winter Active Campaign

Charlottetown Launches Programs for 2020 Winter Active Campaign
Posted on 01/10/2020
The Charlottetown Parks and Recreation Department has launched its 2020 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 starting on January 19, until March 8, 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 26 from 1:50 p.m. until 2:50 p.m. at the Simmons Arena, and on Sunday, March 1 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 20, from 6p.m. until 7p.m. at the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre at UPEI. The program will run until March 30, with the exception of Islander Day on Monday, February 17. Interested individuals can email bmacdonald@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 19 from 2 - 4 p.m. at the Malcolm Darrach Community Centre, 1 Avonlea Drive; Sunday, February 2 from 2 - 4 p.m. at the West Royalty Community Centre, 1 Kirkdale Road (note: there is no outdoor rink available at this location); and, Sunday, February 23 from 2 – 4 p.m. Hillsborough Park Community Centre, 199 Patterson Drive.

In partnership with WinterLove PEI a free family event called Light up the Park will take place on Sunday, February 9 from 5 – 7pm at Victoria Park (meet at the Ballfield Clubhouse, off Brighton Road). There will be a number of winter fun activities taking place like snowshoeing and sleigh rides. (note: there is no outdoor rink available at this location this year)

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, is available on the City’s website.

More details of the Winter Active Campaign can be found at www.charlottetown.ca/winteractive or by calling the Parks and Recreation Department at 902-368-1025.