Category Archives: Sport

On Ice – Skating Mount Royal

By Laura Reilly (EGPR ’18)

Laura demonstrating her slightly-better-than-average skating abilities. (Photo: Silas Baker)

Back in Burlington, receiving Facebook invites for RA events as a Junior isn’t as exciting as they were in the first year of college. Admittedly, while making paper cranes in the common room with some friends is stress relieving, it isn’t exactly something you’d look forward to all week (or maybe it is, if you’re really devoted to paper cranes). In Montreal, those Facebook invites are something to get excited about. From the pub crawl during Orientation Weekend to traveling to the top of Mont Royal, the RA’s and staff here have got it down. In such a busy city with so much to do, how can you pass up any opportunity?

Last weekend our RA’s Matt, Haley, and Natalie brought us up to Mont Royal Park, where the group Les amis de la montagne (The Friends of the Mountain) offers any winter activity you can think of. From snowshoeing or cross country skiing to ice skating, rentals for equipment is affordable and the park is open all day!

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The Curling Challenge

curlingCurling.  A sport where you slide big rocks across ice and try to land near a target.  Sounds pretty easy right?  Not so much.  On October 21st, a few of us champlainers ventured to the Royal Montreal Curling Club to try out the chilly sport.  As soon as we walked in, a very serious woman told us to all go into the changing rooms and change into our curling attire.  None of us knew what that meant, so we kind of all just walked into the changing rooms and pretended to change our shoes. Continue reading

Curling: “How Social the Game, and How Manly!”

Photo edited with http://www.tuxpi.comThose are the words that hang over the official rink of the Royal Montreal Curling Club. Established in 1807, back when people were outside throwing rocks down the ice of the ST. Lawrence River, it’s since become a place for people to eat, drink, and throw 40 pound stones at each other to see who can get it closest to the center of a huge target on the other side of the ice. Continue reading

IF3 International Ski Film Festival By John Desmond






Opening Night: A Feast For the Eyes Celebrating its 5th year in existence, Montreal’s hosting of the International Free Ski Film Festival (IF3) is the biggest gathering of independent producers and directors in skiing drawing more people with each growing year.  In essence, the festival is a weekend-long rush of pros, parties and of course, some […]

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Hockey Night In Canada: Montreal Canadiens vs. Boston Bruins






After a fantastic weekend spent enjoying the old charms of Quebec City, students had the opportunity to take an exciting part of Canadian culture- Hockey.  What better way to savour the country’s most cherished sport than by attending a pre-season NHL game between the Stanley Cup Champions-the Boston Bruins and the beloved home team- the […]

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