Newly expanded for 2022, and scheduled for Feb. 26 to March 13, the Pentathlon des Neiges de Québec is the largest winter sports festival in the country with enough events and sports challenges to satisfy one and all. This landmark event is like a multisport dream with 20 challenges and up to five individual winter sports in which to participate solo or with a team. Oh, and did we mention it’s in Quebec City on the historic Plains of Abraham? One of the country’s most charming, active, and snow-loving cities. There are several events and challenges from which to choose during the competition period most revolving around five essential sports: cross-country skiing, ice skating, cycling, running, and snowshoeing. There are long-distance endurance competitions as well as short-distance sprints. There is something for everyone even family and corporate challenges. One of the featured events running on the first weekend is the Iceman Challenge, which replaces the ICU Triathlon World Cup. But the big event continues to be the Pentathlon itself, which features all five sports, and especially popular is the team challenge where as many as 150 teams or more compete in the ultimate endurance challenge in five winter sports. The Pentathlon has even made it easy and fun to decide what events to do and with whom with the Find My Challenge platform. This year, the long-standing event will expand to offer an even wider selection of activities for participants including a special program during school spring break that will allow people to show up and try a multitude of new sports from ultimate frisbee on the snow to ice canoeing to skating and skiing.
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