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Celebrate Urban Fridays at Harbourfront Centre

Friday’s at Harbourfront Centre encompass a combination of three events: Magnetic Beats, DJ Deep Fried Fridays, and WestJet Stage concerts. All of which make an exceptional toast to the beginning of the weekend and end of a work week. These events focus on urban and electronic music, dance and snack-y, deep fried food, all while expanding the urban arts and …

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A January filled with jams at DJ Skate Nights

With 2014 coming to a close, the DJ Skate Nights series is officially in full effect. Kicking the season off this December was New York house music legend Jellybean Benitez and Toronto’s own Groove Institute. They were followed by 1LoveTO’s annual Holiday Skating Party, which saw over 600 of you take to the ice making it a party to remember. …

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Celebrate a legacy of dance music – on the ice

Through the curatorial lens of ‘seven generations’ we look at the DJs and parties that have pioneered dance music. We look to the legendary DJs who have blazed trails as well as the emerging generation of DJs now rocking Toronto’s dance floors. On December 13, NYC’s Jellybean Benitez – a house music legend — will play a set for skaters celebrating 30 years of house …

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DJ Skate Nights 2014/15 season is officially here

Harbourfront Centre’s DJ Skate Nights will once again drop the beat on the winter blahs for 11 straight weeks, inviting a stellar lineup of local party-starters and legendary international DJs to ramp up the scene on the Natrel Rink. No cover charge. No line-ups. Just beats, blades and good times from December 13–February 21 at Harbourfront Centre’s DJ Skate Nights. …

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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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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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1 LOVE TO return for their 4th annual holiday skating party

‘Tis the season. As a staple in our DJ Skate Nights series, Bryan Brock, Dean of the Academy of Creative Art for the REMIX project, and Much Music’s Rapcity host, T-Rexxx, are bringing their annual 1 LOVE TO holiday skating party back to the Natrel Rink for the fourth year in a row. Joined by their official DJ,  DJ DLUX, as well as DJ Lissa Monet, they promise an evening of hot mixes, hot drinks and holiday cheer.

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What is a DJ if he can’t Skratch?

DJ Skate Nights launches this week with one of Canada’s most in-demand DJs, and respected producers, Skratch Bastid. Hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia — home to notable hip-hop figures like Classified, Buck 65 and Ghettosocks — Skratch, Paul Murphy, started DJing in the nineties and was competing in major competitions not long after. He was also the first Canadian DJ ever to be nominated for the Juno Award for Producer of the Year in 2008.

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