The Sky’s The Limit

The Sky’s The Limit


Quebec City, November 13, 2011. Helicopter delivery of SkySpa’s ( four huge outdoor basins came off without a hitch this Sunday morning, an important step in the construction of Quebec City’s first urban thermal spa, slated to open on December 10.

The operation was closely coordinated by the construction contractor Béland-Lapointe along with Essor-Hélicoptère, Canadian Helicopters, Transport Canada and the Quebec City police department. “We were witness to an aerial ballet,” said the president of SkySpa, Patrick Rake. “Weather conditions were perfect and now all we need to do is hook up the California and Nordic basins. We’re extremely pleased with the job everybody did.”

The few hundred people on hand for the event warmly applauded the helicopter pilot for his show.

December 10 marks the opening of SkySpa on the 17th floor of Complexe Jules-Dallaire, located on Boulevard Laurier in the Sainte-Foy district, promising to be Quebec City’s first thermal therapy experience ‘up in the clouds’. “SkySpa is the limit,” joked the president, Patrick Rake. “Quebec City residents are invited to discover this novel experience, our unique decor and truly breathtaking view.”

The relaxing and healing benefits of thermal therapy, more familiarly offered at nature spas, are widely known. It renews the skin’s elasticity and firmness, improves blood circulation and helps people sleep better, to name just a few of its beneficial effects. “This will become Quebec City’s urban oasis at the end of the workday,” Patrick Rake went on to say. “And we will be here to provide the ultimate relaxation experience.”

The Quebec City SkySpa will offer thermal therapy in a sleek, modern decor, with touches of red to accentuate the muted tones of its eucalyptus steam baths and Finnish saunas, the two terraces covering 4,000 square feet, the meditation and massage rooms and the healthy snack area. The striking 360o view takes in the Laurentian and the Appalachian Mountains, the Quebec Bridge, the St. Lawrence River and downtown Quebec City. “This is the greatest view in the entire area,” Patrick Rake summed up.

Representing a $5 M investment, the Quebec City SkySpa will be only the second outdoor rooftop urban spa in Canada! Open 7 days a week from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., with services offered at a range of popular rates, the Quebec City SkySpa will employ up to 70 people, including 40 massage and body treatment therapists.

About SkySpa

The first SkySpa thermal spa in Quartier DIX30 in Brossard has been a resounding success since it opened in December 2007. The second spa planned for Quebec City in December 2011 will feature warm California baths, cold baths and the outdoor Nordic waterfall, genuine Finnish saunas, eucalyptus steam baths, outdoor and indoor rest areas, twelve massage rooms and two terraces covering over 4,000 square feet.

Patrick Rake and his spouse, Sonia Gemme, also own the Spa Nordic Station, located on a lovely wooded site beside Castle Brook in Magog. Both spas have earned the Alliance Spas Relais santé® Certification of Excellence.

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