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This winter leisure space welcomes the public on Quai Gustave-Ador between 18 January and 26 March 2023. Sports and wellness activities as well as musical entertainment are offered during the winter.

At La Banquise, three distinct areas are proposed: sports, wellness, and refreshment with a view of Lake Geneva to take your breath away!

The sports zone to discover Nordic sports

You can try axe throwing for free in 5 to 10 minute sessions, depending on the number of people and the waiting time, practice mattcurling, or discover the Finnish bowling game mölkky.

A wellness area, with saunas and massages

  • two wood-fired saunas
  • a relaxing area in a yurt
  • a massage yurt
  • showers fed by lake water
  • changing rooms with lockers

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— Two identical wood-fired saunas, the Mont-Blanc and the Léman, each accommodate 4 people. Reservations: you have the possibility to reserve an individual place or to privatize one or both saunas by reserving all available places. Book a sauna in the Banquise Wellness Center online
You may enter with your bathing suit or according to the principle of nudity of the Nordic countries (covered with a cloth). Price: the price of the sauna is CHF 10.- per person and gives you access to the wellness area for 60 minutes.

— Relaxing area in the yurt: A traditional Mongolian yurt heated with a wood stove is dedicated to rest and relaxation. Access to the resting yurt is included in your 60-minute sauna session. It is recommended to rest the equivalent of the time spent in the sauna (between 6 and 15 minutes to be renewed) to let the body temperature come down.

— Massage yurt: A team of professional masseurs and masseuses offers you in the unique atmosphere of a traditional Mongolian yurt heated and equipped with wellness, ayurvedic, relaxing or Thai massages. Price: CHF 130.- per session. Reservations for massage sessions can be made online: Book a massage in the Espace bien-être de la Banquise 

A refreshment area, with musical entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights
A foodtruck serves typical Canadian dishes as well as drinks to warm you up. A terrace with a view on the Jet d'eau is available!  DJs will entertain the bar area on Friday and Saturday nights from 18h30-22h.

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La Banquise
Quai Gustave-Ador 21
1207 Genève
https://www.geneve.ch/fr/banquise

La Banquise is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Sports zone: 
Wednesday: 14h to 19h
Thursday: 14h to 19h
Friday: 14h to 20h
Saturday: 11h to 20h
Sunday: 11h to 19h

Wellness zone:
Wednesday: 11h to 21h
Thursday: 11h to 21h
Friday: 11h to 23h
Saturday: 11h to 23h
Sunday: 11h to 19h

During the summer months, a canopy is installed for other events at this link.

Thanks to Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa for the above photos!

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© J. Gregorio / Ville de Genève