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Life is short – Learning to Skate as an Adult

Learning to Skate as an Adult

Taking skating lessons as an adult can seem unnerving and even a little uncomfortable, but after lacing up your skates and getting onto the rink it can also feel freeing, enjoyable and fun! We spoke to Learn to Skate participant Karti about her experience with the program. 1. What inspired you to take skating lessons? About three years ago I …

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Learn to Skate Quick Tip: How to Skate Backwards

Skating season has finally arrived and we’ve got just the thing to get you back on the ice! Harbourfront Centre’s Learn to Skate programme has teamed up with RBC Olympian and 5X world champion, 3X Olympic gold medalist and all-around Canadian hockey great – Jennifer Botterill – to share some quick tips on how to make this skating season your …

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Learn to Skate Quick Tip: How to Stop

Skating season has finally arrived and we’ve got just the thing to get you back on the ice! Harbourfront Centre’s Learn to Skate programme has teamed up with RBC Olympian and 5X world champion, 3X Olympic gold medalist and all-around Canadian hockey great – Jennifer Botterill – to share some quick tips on how to make this skating season your …

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Learn to Skate by the Lake

Skating is a classic Canadian pastime. There’s no better feeling than gliding across the rink, feeling the crisp, cool air on your face and taking in the picturesque setting around you. And no matter what age you are, learning to skate is a thrilling and important experience. Harbourfront Centre is excited to announce its Learn to Skate program, generously supported …

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Making a Winter Wonderland: A Q&A with the HarbourKIDS programmer

This long weekend, bundle up in your warmest woolies, tug on some boots, pack your skates and a thermos and come on down for the HarbourKIDS Skating Festival, running February 15 to 16. An annual Family Day celebration, the HarbourKIDS Skating Festival will be filled with lots of outdoor and indoor programming for kids and grown-ups alike. Want to know …

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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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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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6 ways to have a blast at HarbourKIDS Skating Festival

Turn off the TV! Put down your tablet! HarbourKIDS: Skating Festival, presented by RBC Play Hockey, is happening Feb. 16-17 and it’s packed with spectacular wintry activities to keep the entire family entertained.

Here are six ways you can join in on the fun.

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