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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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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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Valentine’s Day jams with DJ Lissa Monét

Stylus Female DJ Award winner DJ Lissa Monét has a simple motto: “Good music is good music, no matter what your genre preference is.” She’s spun everywhere from New York to Africa and now we’re lucky enough to have “the go-to girl” for all things new, innovative and exclusive here at Harbourfront Centre for a V-Day Dance party on The Natrel® Rink. To …

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DJ Skate Nights Get Serious

Riding on the success of a full-length album (Dim Sum), critically acclaimed singles and a Juno Award, DJ Serious has proven himself a force to be reckoned with in Canadian music.

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A little Soca Therapy (served with ice)

It’s almost impossible to talk about soca music in Toronto without mentioning the name Dr. Jay de Soca Prince! How could we nothave the soca music ambassador back for another DJ Skate Night?

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DJ Mel Boogie: Primo-approved!

Meet DJ Mel Boogie. She’ll be here alongside DJ JJ Rock, for a special Ladies Night edition on Dj Skate Night this Saturday. Mel and JJ co-host and DJ the Droppin’ Dimez Mixshow, Canada’s only all-female radio show.

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The return of DJ medicineman

This Saturday, DJ medicineman returns to The Natrel® Rink with a playlist of his signature brand of electro swing for us to bounce to at our latest DJ Skate Nights event! For those of you unfamiliar, electro swing is an infectious new genre that blends 1920s ragtime and blues with house, dub reggae, drum ‘n’ bass and hip hop, creating …

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Learn to Skate Quick Tip: Falling

Everyone falls from time to time, whether you’re new to skating or have been lacing up for years! While most of us don’t like landing on the ice, knowing how to fall safely (and, of course, how to get back up) can help prevent skating injuries, especially in adults.

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Meet DJ Manifest

Meet DJ Manifest. He’s been rocking clubs, radios and festivals with brilliant DJ sets for the last 14 years of his professional career.

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Learn to Skate Quick Tip: Posture

Proper posture is the key to good balance and to staying on your feet. Shoulders back and down, feet apart, knees bent, and, above all, keep your head up! While we probably should stand like this without our skates on, most of us don’t. Paying attention to how you hold your body on the ice will improve your stride and …

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