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Sharpen your skates! They’re rolling out the rink on the Plains of Abraham

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Photo: Peter Black

Workers for the Glaces CT company are rolling out the many metres of tubing required to build the large refrigerated ice rink on the Plains of Abraham. The large rink or ring of ice, now celebrating its fifth year, is growing in popularity, last winter attracting some 60,000 skaters.

Toys and games fill the Centre des Foires

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
The moment people walked into Hall A of the Centre des Foires at ExpoCité, they saw people playing chess, others dressed in costumes and many kiosks filled with games and toys. Nov. 18 and 19 was the third annual Games and Toys Fair. 

High school and college basketball report

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Photo: Luc Lang

Lady Lions remain undefeated
The Champlain–St. Lawrence Lady Lions basketball team is having a strong start to its 2017-18 regular season. On Nov. 17, the Lady Lions took to the road to visit the Gaillards from the Cégep de Jonquière.

Laval to face Western in 53rd Vanier Cup

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Photo: David Moll

In a rematch of last year’s national championship, the Université Laval Rouge et Or once again came through in adversity to earn a spot in next week’s Vanier Cup final by beating the University of Calgary Dinos on their own turf, 35-23, on Nov. 18. It’s also the third time that Laval has won the Mitchell Bowl, formerly known as the Atlantic Bowl.

Laval takes 14th Dunsmore Cup with a 25-22 win

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Photo: from U. Laval-Yan Doublet

It was another ending typical of the matchups between the Université Laval Rouge et Or and the Université de Montréal Carabins. It was a close game throughout the 60 minutes and a nailbiter in the closing seconds.

The Carabins came close to handing Laval its own medicine from the 2016 Dunsmore Cup final, but, at the end, they came up short.

Alérions just too strong for St. Pat’s Juniors

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Photo: Luc Lang

Saturday, Nov. 11 was Remembrance Day throughout the country, but the St. Patrick’s High School Junior football team would probably rather forget the day.

St. Pat’s Juniors claw their way into the final

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Photo: courtesy of Edith Paradis, St. Patrick’s Fighting Irish

The St. Patrick’s Fighting Irish junior football team hosted the regional semi-final against the Mont-Joli Monarks, on the Plains of Abraham.

A rare Friday afternoon tilt, this game was played in football weather: cold and windy.

Laval sports report

Women’s soccer, men’s football and women’s rugby

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Photo: courtesy of U Laval-Yan Doublet

Laval’s Rouge et Or faced the Université de Montréal Carabins at the Stade Telus last weekend for the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) women’s soccer championship.

Both teams know each other pretty well. “That’s a typical game against Montreal,” said Laval head coach Helder Duarte. “At the USports national championship, it will be games like this.”

Ontario Reds take national women’s U18 hockey title

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Photo: Dennis Pajot/Hockey Canada Images

The Ontario Reds celebrate their 12th national title at the Pavillon de la Jeunesse. The gold medal final pitted the Ontario Blues against the Ontario Reds. This is the Reds’ 12th straight national title. In fact, since the championship started in 2001, they are the only team to have won the gold medal. British Columbia took home the bronze medal as they defeated Saskatchewan 2-1 in overtime.

Quebec City now has dome of dreams for baseball buffs

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Photo: Peter Black
To paraphrase Kevin Costner’s character in Field of Dreams, “Build it and they will come.”

“It,” in this case is an inflated dome, which, from an aerial view of the vintage municipal stadium near Parc Victoria, looks like a gigantic marshmallow plopped down on the ballfield.