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    La Banquise returns with its panoramic saunas and its now famous “axe throwing” | City of Geneva

    “Waiting for the future public baths expected this summer in the same place, the Ice floe offers quality entertainment that brings the harbor to life even in winter. I am happy that this project, launched in 2023 as part of my year as Town Hall, can be renewed in 2024,” explains the administrative advisor of the City of Geneva, Marie Barbey-Chpuis, in charge of the Department of Security and Sports. .

    “To meet demand, we have increased the number of saunas available,” continues the magistrate.

    The ice floe is a winter fun and sports area project proposed on the Eaux-Vives merchant quay, near the Jet d’eau pier. Like the activities at the Canopée, installed during the summer period, the Banquise allows residents to come together around sporting and well-being activities during the winter period.

    At La Banquise, three distinct spaces will be offered: a sports area, a wellness area and a refreshment area.

    Well-being area

    New for 2024: the La Banquise wellness area is offering this year three saunas for 4 people (instead of two saunas last year). You can access it in a swimsuit or dressed in a cloth. The site also has a rest yurt, showers powered by lake water as well as changing cabins. The saunas are heated by a wood fire.

    Reservations are made via the City of Geneva website:

    Hours of operation
    Wednesday to Sunday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

    The price of entry to the sauna is CHF 10.- per person and gives you access to the Wellness Area for 60 minutes.

    Sports area (free access)

    The population will be able to learn about… ax throwing (with supervision) during sessions of 5 to 10 minutes, depending on the crowd and the waiting time or even practice the mattcurling.

    Hours of operation
    Wednesday: 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    Thursday: 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    Friday: 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    Saturday: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    Sunday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

    Refreshment area

    A food truckin the theme of the place, will serve typical Canadian dishes as well as drinks to warm you up. A terrace with a view of the Jet d’eau will be available to the public.

    Hours of operation
    Wednesday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    Thursday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    Friday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
    Saturday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
    Sunday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

    Information and reservations

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