January 24, 2014 — It may be the shortest month of the year, but in signature Montréal style, February is chock full of exciting, seasonal fun. Indoors or out, these exciting sporting events will have you up and out of your seat!
This February 1 to 9, Canada's top curling ladies will vie for the crown at the prestigious Scotties Tournament of Hearts Canadian Women's Curling Championship in the Aréna Maurice Richard.
From one ice surface to another, the Montréal Pond Hockey Festival will bring together over 50 teams for some ol' time shinny. Celebrate our national pastime and relive some fond, childhood memories on the shores of Lac Saint-Louis in historic Lachine.
Next up, the Barbegazi Winter Action Sports Festival will take over the Esplanade Sun Life Financial at the Olympic Park on February 15 and 16 with lumberjack contests, freestyle snowmobile demos, snowboarding, freeskiing and snowskating, all set to a high-octane beat. Bring your own equipment to try out some runs or give skateskiing a try (helmets are mandatory).
Finally, come cheer on courageous male and female paddlers as they tackle the Québec Ice Canoe Circuit during the Montréal Ice Canoe Challenge on February 22 in the Old Port. To this coveted extreme Québécois sport add a host of family-friendly activities, and you've got a rousing outdoor party that'll put the mercury up a notch!
So what are you waiting for?