DJ Skate Nights 2014

DJ Skate Nights draw to a close

Now it’s time, to say goodbye to all our company. This weekend marks the final DJ Skate Night of the 2013/2014 season. Up to now, we’ve hosted some of Toronto’s premier DJs who’ve turned the Natrel Rink into a dance party on ice every Saturday night from 8-11 p.m. What can we say, it’s been an incredible season.

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Never Forgive Action with DJs Numeric and Dalia

We’re drawing ever so close to end of our DJ Skate Nights season. This week, we’re doing something special and enlisting Never Forgive Action (NFA) to rock the Natrel Rink — and trust us, they take the term “hip hop you don’t stop” very seriously. NFA, the good folks behind Hip Hop Karaoke (HHK), is an organization that’s been involved in a variety of shows in Toronto including: DJ Cash Money, Prince Paul, Jazzy Jay, DJ Evil Dee (Black Moon), Killa-Jewel, P-Love, Skratch Bastid and many more. DJ Numeric and DJ Dalia will be holding it down as you and your  crew skate the scenic Natrel Rink to the sounds of hip hop’s golden era.

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Skating is love: Yes Yes Valentines on the Natrel Rink

Having trouble deciding what to do with your valentine this year? Here’s a hot tip: nothing says I like and/or love you like a romantic skate on the scenic Natrel Rink. This Saturday night, we’re bringing YES YES Y’ALL, a queer hip hop/dancehall/rnb jam to our rink. The five person outfit will set your hearts  aflame with awesome love day tunes.

Want a taste of what to look forward to? The YES YES Y’ALL team shared a few of their fave love anthems with us.

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Dwight Drummond’s top ten soca songs

Harbourfront Centre is gearing up for Kuumba. For three days (Feb. 7-9), we celebrate Black History Month with music, comedy, dance, film, family activities and of course Soca on Ice.

Nobody is more exited for a night of skating to calypso and soca chunes than CBC Toronto anchor, Dwight Drummond. He teams up with Dr. Jay de Soca Prince to get our annual carnival-themed party started.

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Cherry Bomb returns to rock DJ Skate Nights

Toronto’s favourite monthly women’s/queer party returns to Harbourfront Centre’s Natrel Rink on Saturday, Feb. 1 after a one-year hiatus from our red-hot DJ Skate Nights series. From 8-11pm., Cherry Bomb – a.k.a. Cozmic Cat and Denise Benson – will bring their talents to the tables with high-voltage sets of house, funk, hip hop, UK funky, reggae, electro, tech and other dance floor burners all mixed, mashed and played with love.

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K-Pop takes over the Natrel Rink

Dubbed “South Korea’s greatest export” by Time Magazine, there’s no denying the cultural impact and extreme growth of the K-Pop movement. A musical guilty pleasure for many people, including Snoop Doggy Dogg (seriously, he said so) — acts like PSY and BIGBANG (the only K-Pop act in 2013 to enter the Billboard 200),  have solidified the genre’s poularity in North America. Canada’s #1 K-Pop event promoters, Pop! Goes the World, are bringing an audio/visual K-Pop extravaganza to the Natrel Rink this Saturday night at LunarSkate.

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Footprints: an unpretentious marriage of musical flavors

You can’t know your future until you know your past. This is the musical mantra of Footprints, a three man wrecking crew who happen to host one of mega-city’s longest-running parties. Jason Palma, part owner of the Toronto vinyl mecca Play De Record, rare record junky General Eclectic and DJ Stuart (a.k.a. Basic Soul Unit) are bringing their unique mix of funk, soul, afrobeat, latin, hip hop and everything in between to the Natrel Rink this weekend. Open-minded listeners and music aficionados alike will find out why this party is still going strong after eleven years.

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SLOWED on Ice: bringing the futuristic sounds of moombahton and trap to the Natrel Rink

SLOWED, established in 2010, is Canada’s premiere moombahton (a fusion genre of house music and reggaeton) and mid-tempo global bass party and artist collective. Consisting of all-star talent such as Mission, BC, native DJ Lucie Tic, recently named best DJ in NOW Magazine’s annual Best of Toronto issue, and chart topping production duo Torro Torro. They’ll be on the Natrel Rink this weekend, January 11th, with Lucie Tic spinning below 115 bpm in zero below weather.

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Ring in the new year Brazilian-style

If having more fun was on your New Year’s resolution, Harbourfront Centre’s got just what you need. The popular DJ Skate Nights series continues in 2014 with more premier DJs turning the city’s most scenic outdoor rink into a dance party on ice.

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Shake a tail feather with Shindig and DJ Misty Rock n’ Roll

On the last Friday of every month at The Piston Bar — 937 Bloor St. W. in Toronto — there’s a little Shindig going down and we’re so excited to bring this party to Harbourfront Centre’s Natrel Rink this Saturday! Shindig is Toronto’s only all-vinyl party dedicated to the sounds of 1950’s and 1960’s R&B, soul and rock n’ roll, and the one and only DJ Misty is going to be joining the Shindig crew with her selection of 45RPM records to make you shake, rattle and skate.

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