If you’re heading to downtown Ottawa tomorrow, February 4, or to Mont Cascades or Mont Ste-Marie for a day of skiing, take a break and check out all the action in the snow.
At Ottawa’s Parliament Hill, at the two local ski hills and at other ski areas across the country, people are looking to break a record. Specifically, the skiing and snowboarding community across Canada – led by the Canadian Ski Patrol – will be attempting to break the Guinness World Record for making the most snow angels at the same time in multiple locations.
The current record is 15,851. Can they come up with 15,852 or more? Find out at 1 p.m. That’s when the action starts.
The effort is part of Canadian Ski Patrol Day, a day that honours the life-saving work undertaken by the 4,500 volunteer ski patrollers who provide advanced first aid and rescue services at more than 220 ski areas. This is the second time the CSP has attempted to break the snow angels record, after a strong showing in 2016.
“Breaking the record for most snow angels is a fitting way for the skiing community to celebrate the people who look over them on the snow,” says Canadian Ski Patrol president and chief executive officer Colin Saravanamuttoo. It’s also fun to watch.