You Can Skate On A Magical Torch-Lit Ice Trail Through A Forest Near Ottawa This Winter

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You Can Skate On A Magical Torch-Lit Ice Trail Through A Forest Near Ottawa This Winter

Skate along a winding ice trail through a dense forest of evergreens, made even more enchanting by the glow of torchlight.

Patinage en Foret is hosting a magical evening skating event, Soirée à la Lueur de Flambeaux, where the skating trail will be lit by 350 torches.

Daytime admission to the skating trail is $18 per person, and this special night event will be $25 per person. Daytime skating will open on December 18, 2021, weather permitting, and the first nighttime event is scheduled for January 7, 2022.

The skating trail is 3 kilometres in length, surrounded by lush forest. They have a chalet on-site for warming up, cozy bonfires, an outdoor snack bar and snowshoe trails.

Access to the torch-lit skating is by reservation only, so make sure to buy tickets before your visit. The event will take place between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. on scheduled evenings.

Patinage en Foret Torchlit Evening

Price: $25 per person

When: Opens January 7, 2022 (Other dates to be announced)

Address: 9 Mont Beausoleil, Lac-des-Loups, QC

Why You Need To Go: This forested skating trail is even more magical at night, lit up by 350 torches. There will be music, sparkling lights and bonfires.

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