Winter activities 2020-2021

COVID-19 APPLICABLE GUIDELINES 

Following recent government announcements related to COVID-19, in effect from January 9 to February 8, 2021, all sports activities must be limited to the family unit or to people residing at the same address. No group activity is permitted. A curfew is also in effect between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. during this same period.

The Sports Chalet and the ice rink are currently closed.

The City of Shannon Recreation Department is currently working very hard to plan the reopening of the ice rink for the 2020-2021 winter season.

Access to the ice rink and slide

To access the outdoor skating trail and the slide you must create your profile using your Dosier citoyen file Voilà! and book your place online to find out how it works before you sign up. See all the details in the Online Registration section Voilà! of this page.

For the pleasure of all, young and old, come and skate on icy trails in the forest.

An enchanting site to discover with family and friends!

In the current pandemic context, and although the activities of the skating rink are outdoors, changes will be made to the schedule as well as to the capacity of the site in order to meet the requirements of public health.

As Public Health directives are constantly evolving, the City will inform citizens of the measures put in place to open the winter infrastructures over the coming weeks, particularly with regard to the Sports Chalet, the ice rink and the cross-country ski trails.

Watch the website, the Facebook page and the newsletter for all the details.

ONLINE REGISTRATION – VOILA!

To access the outdoor skating trail and the slide you must create your profile and book your place online in order to know how it works before you register.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

There is currently a waiting period for people who want to create an account. The situation will be restored shortly.

Thank you for your understanding.

CREATE YOUR DOSSIER CITOYEN VOILÀ! HERE

Sports chalet

Due to Public Health guidelines, access to the Sports chalet is not permitted. However, there is an outdoor space to put on your skates

Access to the bathrooms is restricted and the mask is required to access it.

Schedule
Each time slot is predetermined. This time frame corresponds to the maximum duration allowed on the site.

It is important to respect the time slot that has been assigned to you and to show up at the entrance of the site up to 10 minutes in advance. A warning will be issued 20 minutes before the end of the time slot to give you time to prepare to leave the premises to make way for the next group.

Regular schedule (into effect from January 9 until February 8, 2021).

  • Monday to Friday : 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. / 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. / 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday : 9 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. / 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. / 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. / 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Please note that the regular schedule may change during the holiday season and spring break.

Booking time slots
Shannon residents can reserve access from the Wednesday before their visit date.

Non-residents wishing to access the site can also reserve their access from Friday from 1 p.m. via the Voilà! portal and make the payment that is mandatory online.

NOTE: Non-residents who try to book a time slot on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday morning on the Voilà! platform for the following week will only be able to complete their reservation after 1 p.m. on Friday.

NO PERSON will be admitted to the site without prior reservation.

NOTE: Don’t forget to book for EVERY family MEMBER.

Reservation cancellation

Those who wish to cancel a reservation must write an email to loisirs@shannon.ca. In order to allow as many people as possible to enjoy the facilities, please cancel your reservation as soon as possible.

Rate
Access to the ice rink is free for the citizens of Shannon. Non-citizens who wish to access the site will have to pay $10, free for children 0 to 5 years old, payable online when they book with Voilà!

Payment terms
From your Dossier citoyen file, by credit card.

In the event of a closure
Should a closure occur, users should be encouraged to visit the City’s Facebook page and website to avoid unnecessary travel.

In the event of a closure, residents can simply resume an appointment for another time slot.

For non-residents who had a reservation already paid for, they will be contacted by email and asked to choose another booking date at a later date. The booking may be moved if another date is already known or a credit can be applied in their file Voilà! for their next visit. In the event that the credit is not used before the end of the season, the refund will be made when the rink closes in the spring.

Equipment loan
There will be no equipment loans this year (skates, snowshoes, luge mats, shovels, hockey sticks, etc.). Only The Slide Bobbys used to help children skate will be available.

Slide – Reservation mandatory

It is important to reserve your place via the Dossier citoyen Voilà! and select the PATIN activity.

Note : Users must bring their own mat-luge or saucer to slide.

Those wishing to use the slide will have to wait at the bottom of the stairs until the person at the top of the slide has begun to descend before climbing the stairs.

Hockey 

Following recent government announcements related to COVID-19, in effect from January 9 to February 8, 2021, the practice of hockey is not allowed.

Snowshoe trails


The snowshoe trails will be accessible without reservation and at no cost to all.

The starting point is located at the dog park parking lot at 61, Gosford Road.

Cross-country skiing

(Cross-country ski slopes will open as soon as there is enough snow)

Outdoor enthusiasts, put on your skis and come and enjoy our three (3) marked trails in the heart of the forest.

  • Track 1: 2.5 km
  • Track 2: 3.5 km
  • Track 3: 5.3 km

Access to the cross-country ski slope is free, so no reservations are required to access the site. As the Sports Chalet is not accessible, the start is from the ball field at 73, Gosford Road.

No rental services are available.

We thank users for not going off the trails and picking up their garbage.

To register to activities that require a reservation


You must create your profile on Voilà! and book your place online HERE

WARNING: When creating your profile on Voilà!, it’s important to select Je suis intéressé(e) à m’inscrire à des programmes des loisirs and continuing by completing the required fields. Once the profile of a responsible adult has been created, it will be possible to complete the file by adding all members of the same family by selecting AJOUT and then LES MEMBRES DE MA FAMILLE.

When all members of the same family are on file.

  • Select the LOISIRS tab
  • Then click ACTIVITÉS
  • You will now have access to THE CATALOGUE

When the time slots are available, they will appear and you will be able to choose when you want to access the site.

Don’t forget to register each member of the family.

We thank you for taking knowledge of all the instructions to follow before confirming your booking.

The payment MUST BE made online.

Confirmation of registration
Following booking your time slot, it is important to print or download the booking confirmation on your cell phone. This document will be required to access the site.

Need assistance? We’ll be happy to help. Contact us by email at loisirs@shannon.ca, or by phone at 418 844-3778.

*Weather conditions change quickly, it is suggested to call at the Sports Chalet before coming in at 418 844-3778.

*Please note that hockey sticks are prohibited.
*No dogs allowed.

Contact information

73, Gosford road
Shannon, QC G3S 0W4
Tel.: 418 844-3778
Email: loisirs@shannon.ca

Summer Season

Baseball field – Closed

Our baseball field is available to citizens. It can be booked for one or more friendly games or players of 16 years old and less.

Regarding Resolution 330-07-18 adopted by the Municipal Council on July 3rd, 2018, it is resolved to limit the use of baseball fields to users of 16 years and under considering the risks of danger to users of sites contiguous to the ball field.

Reservations are free of charge, but a security deposit of $100 (for residents) and $200 (for non-resident) is required in cash upon reservation. This deposit will be kept for the duration of the agreement. If there is no damage to the field, the deposit will be returned in full at the end of the reservation. Otherwise, this amount may be used to cover the costs of any damage.

A reservation is not necessary to use the field; however, if a user would like the city to prepare the field (to set up the plates, draw the lines, etc.), a reservation is required.

In addition, a user who has a reservation contract has priority over users who do not have a contract but who wish to use the field at the same time.

We advise users to bring their own equipment, but reserving the field gives you access to equipment (sticks, gloves) if you need it.

Rate

Residents of Shannon: Free
Non-residents: $ 25 / hour (taxes included) including the presence of a supervisor

To make a reservation or for information.

Due to COVID-19, we invite users to respect the distancing instructions as well as the other public health instructions in force.

418 844-3778
loisirs@shannon.ca

Volleyball court – Closed

Our volleyball court is available to citizens. It can be reserved for one or more friendly games or for a league.

Reservations are free of charge, but a security deposit of $100 must be provided when the contract is signed. This deposit will be kept for the duration of the agreement. If there is no damage to the court, the deposit will be returned in full at the end of the reservation. Otherwise, this amount may be used to cover the costs of any damage.

A reservation is not necessary to use the court; however, a user with a reservation contract will have priority over users without a contract who wish to use the court at the same time.

Users must provide their own ball.

To make a reservation or for information

418 844-3778
loisirs@shannon.ca

Water games – Closed

The water games will be in operation at the Municipal park located at 73, Gosford road, from 8 a.m to 9 p.m., for the entire summer.

Take advantage of these games to let your children cool off while having fun!

Crédit photo : Jessika Robitaille

Activity chests – Non available

In the summer, three (3) City of Shannon parks are equipped with activity chests. These activity chests have been set up to allow citizens to enjoy our municipal parks using equipment provided by the city, at times that are convenient for them. Free play is an increasingly popular trend that meets the needs of today’s families.

The following parks have activity chests:

  • Municipal parc
  • Barry parc
  • Oak parc

Outdoor fitness equipment

Do you want to work out but do not want to spend your summer indoors? Take advantage of our outdoor fitness equipment. It is both practical and fun!

Due to COVID-19, we invite users to respect the distancing instructions as well as the other public health instructions in force.

Hockey rinks

The hockey rinks will remain available to the public during the summer. This way, you can practise your favourite sport even when there is no ice! The nets will remain on the rinks but users must provide their own sticks and balls.

These rinks can be reserved for a friendly game or for a league.

A security deposit of $200 is required in cash upon reservation. This deposit will be kept for the duration of the agreement. If there is no damage to the field, the deposit will be returned in full at the end of the reservation. Otherwise, this amount may be used to cover the costs of any damage.

A reservation is not necessary to use the court; however, a user with a reservation contract will have priority over users without a contract who wish to use the court at the same time.

Due to COVID-19, we invite users to respect the distancing instructions as well as the other public health instructions in force.

Archery field – Closed for the 2020 season

Whether you wish to practice archery as a sport or for hunting, our recreation facility has a shooting range that you can use.

To access the field, you need to obtain a season pass, available at the City Hall reception. The pass is free for residents and $20 for non-residents.

Obviously, users are responsible for ensuring their own safety and that of others while on the range. Targets are available for users but everyone must provide their own shooting equipment.

Pétanque fields

So, do you shoot or point? Some petanque courts are at your disposal to have fun.

Users must provide their own equipment.

Please note :

  • Dogs are prohibited on the site.
  • The Tobacco control act prohibits smoking on sports fields and playgrounds.

Due to COVID-19, we invite users to respect the distancing instructions as well as the other public health instructions in force.

Contact information

73, Gosford road
Shannon (Quebec) G0A 4N0
Tel : 418 844-3778
Email : loisirs@shannon.ca