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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LunarFest call for submissions

2015 is the Year of the Sheep and we are looking for artists to bring their unique perspective to the design and decoration of a ceramic sheep, to be exhibited in the outdoor art installation at LunarFest, co-produced by the Asian Canadian Special Events Association. Details and online application

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Celebrate the solstice at WinterSong

This year’s Winter Solstice takes place on December 21. The Winter Solstice is an annually occurring natural phenomenon that marks the shortest day (and longest night) of the year. This is the opposite of the Summer Solstice, which marks the year’s longest day. Many world traditions acknowledge the solstice, going back to prehistoric times. Since the Winter Solstice marks the (slow!) return …

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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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Learn to skate on Toronto’s most scenic rink

Lacing up a pair of skates and gliding across a freshly re-surfaced ice rink is a Canadian rite of passage. The distinct sound of blades carving into the ice, the flurry of toques, scarves and mitts, the rich aroma of hot chocolate wafting through the air – the essence of winter. It would be a shame to miss out.

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Lunar Skate: Gotta have that funk!

If you were so lucky to have been a part of the 2010 Olympic celebrations in Vancouver, you would have undoubtedly noticed the thousands of paper lanterns that lit up Granville Street.

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A Day at The Natrel Rink

Harbourfront Centre staff members hit the Natrel Rink for a skate.

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