Dutch and Canadians skate together at Lac Beauport

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Hundreds of skaters participated in the Pentathlon des Neiges: Défi Patin on Feb. 23 at Lac Beauport. About 50 skaters flew in from the Netherlands for this event.

After a few years’ absence, the Pentathlon des Neiges returned to Lac Beauport, where it all began back in 2005. The Pentathlon invited international and local skaters, young and old, wearing hockey skates, figure skates and long-bladed speed skates, to the frozen lake on Feb. 22 for the Défi Patin.