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Explore all forms of skating and winter culture from a child's perspective! From beatboxing and urban art to skating and hot chocolate to music and movies, there’s something for kids of all ages to enjoy at HarbourKIDS: SK8 presented by RBC Play Hockey.

Part of Skate Culture, a cluster of programmes inspired by Canada's favourite winter pastime.

Discipline:

Venue:

The Natrel® Rink

11:00am – 5:00pm

Family

Skating

Come down for a skate on the city's winter gem by the lake!

Ryan Gladstone: The Natrel® Rink Host

11:00am – 5:00pm

Family

Skating

Theatre

Funnyman Ryan Gladstone is back as our resident “Ice Host” on The Natrel® Rink.

Arts for Children and Youth

11:00am – 5:00pm

Family

Skating

Learning

Craft

Visual Arts

Arts for Children and Youth partner with HarbourKIDS for the second year in a row and they're offering a variety of ways for you to express yourself through the arts!

Skateboard-Making demos with Oasis Skateboard Factory

11:00am – 5:00pm

Family

Skating

Learning

Ever wonder how skateboards are made? Now you can find out, as students from Oasis Alternative Secondary School create a brand new skateboard from scratch, right before your eyes.

Winter Collage Buttons with Becky Johnson

11:00am – 5:00pm

Craft

Family

Skating

Learning

Join crafty artist Becky Johnson who will help you to make your own wintry button using collage and adding your own artwork.

Hockey Masks

11:00am – 5:00pm

Craft

Family

Skating

Learning

Using pre-made hockey mask cut-outs, kids can design their own hockey mask to wear around the site for the day.

Junkestra - A Celebration of Sustainable Music and Architecture

11:00am – 5:00pm

Craft

Family

Skating

Learning

This amazing sound sculpture is a visual delight and can be played to create a series of wondrous musical sounds!

Design with the Drop

11:00am – 5:00pm

Craft

Family

Learning

Come inside, warm up and learn about the province's newest recycling programme, Orange Drop!

Ice Cave Aurora Borealis

11:00am – 5:00pm

Craft

Family

Learning

Experience the Northern Lights without having to freeze your toes!

LEGO® Fun!

11:00am – 5:00pm

Craft

Family

Skating

Ice sculptors create beautiful art using only a block of ice. What can you create using only blocks of LEGO®?

Family Film Time Capsule featuring The Princess Bride

12:00pm

Family

Film

Skating

Step into the Family Film Time Capsule and be transported back in time with the cult classic film, The Princess Bride.

Le Patin Libre

12:30pm

Family

Skating

Theatre

Quebec's Le Patin Libre heats up the rink with their flashing blades. Daily performances followed by games and challenges for the whole family.

Bidiniband

2:00pm – 4:00pm

Family

Music

Skating

We celebrate hockey, winter, and all things Canadian with one of Toronto’s liveliest rock bands.

All About Miss Lou: What's Your Story - Winter Stories from Around the World

2:00pm

Family

Literary Arts

Skating

Hear winter stories from Sweden, Iceland and New Zealand. Part of our ongoing programme of storytelling in Miss Lou’s Room, every Saturday and Sunday, all year round.

Everything Under the Moon - Shary Boyle & Christine Fellows

2:00pm

Family

Music

Skating

Theatre

Visual Arts

A brand new narrative music-projection spectacle by visual artist Shary Boyle and singer/songwriter Christine Fellows. In association with The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery. A Harbourfront Centre Fresh Ground new work commission.

The Natrel® Slo-Skate Zone

2:30pm – 5:00pm

Family

Skating

A special area where little guys can try skating for the first time and move as slowly as they want.

Le Patin Libre

3:00pm

Family

Skating

Theatre

Quebec's Le Patin Libre heats up the rink with their flashing blades. Daily performances followed by games and challenges for the whole family.

Family Film Time Capsule featuring The Neverending Story

3:00pm

Family

Film

Skating

Step into the Family Film Time Capsule and be transported back in time with the classic fantasy film, The Neverending Story.

All About Miss Lou: What's Your Story - Winter Stories from Around the World

3:00pm

Family

Literary Arts

Skating

Hear winter stories from Sweden, Iceland and New Zealand. Part of our ongoing programme of storytelling in Miss Lou’s Room, every Saturday and Sunday, all year round.

The Natrel® Rink

11:00am – 5:00pm

Family

Skating

Come down for a skate on the city's winter gem by the lake!

Ryan Gladstone: The Natrel® Rink Host

11:00am – 5:00pm

Family

Skating

Theatre

Funnyman Ryan Gladstone is back as our resident “Ice Host” on The Natrel® Rink.

The Natrel® Slo-Skate Zone

11:00am – 5:00pm

Family

Skating

A special area where little guys can try skating for the first time and move as slowly as they want.

RBC Play Hockey Activities

11:00am – 5:00pm

Family

Skating

Meet three-time Olympic ice hockey gold medalist Jennifer Botterill, practice your shot, and enjoy other activites at The Natrel® Rink.

Arts for Children and Youth

11:00am – 5:00pm

Family

Skating

Learning

Craft

Visual Arts

Arts for Children and Youth partner with HarbourKIDS for the second year in a row and they're offering a variety of ways for you to express yourself through the arts!

Skateboard-Making demos with Oasis Skateboard Factory

11:00am – 5:00pm

Family

Skating

Learning

Ever wonder how skateboards are made? Now you can find out, as students from Oasis Alternative Secondary School create a brand new skateboard from scratch, right before your eyes.

Winter Collage Buttons with Becky Johnson

11:00am – 5:00pm

Craft

Family

Skating

Learning

Join crafty artist Becky Johnson who will help you to make your own wintry button using collage and adding your own artwork.

Hockey Masks

11:00am – 5:00pm

Craft

Family

Skating

Learning

Using pre-made hockey mask cut-outs, kids can design their own hockey mask to wear around the site for the day.

Junkestra - A Celebration of Sustainable Music and Architecture

11:00am – 5:00pm

Craft

Family

Skating

Learning

This amazing sound sculpture is a visual delight and can be played to create a series of wondrous musical sounds!

Design with the Drop

11:00am – 5:00pm

Craft

Family

Learning

Come inside, warm up and learn about the province's newest recycling programme, Orange Drop!

Ice Cave Aurora Borealis

11:00am – 5:00pm

Craft

Family

Learning

Experience the Northern Lights without having to freeze your toes!

LEGO® Fun!

11:00am – 5:00pm

Craft

Family

Skating

Ice sculptors create beautiful art using only a block of ice. What can you create using only blocks of LEGO®?

Family Film Time Capsule featuring The Princess Bride

12:00pm

Family

Film

Skating

Step into the Family Film Time Capsule and be transported back in time with the cult classic film, The Princess Bride.

Le Patin Libre

12:30pm

Family

Skating

Theatre

Quebec's Le Patin Libre heats up the rink with their flashing blades. Daily performances followed by games and challenges for the whole family.

Toronto All-Star Big Band

2:00pm – 4:00pm

Family

Music

Skating

Grab a hot drink and join us inside, or skate to swing-era tunes as the Toronto All-Star Big Band performance in the Lakeside Terrace is transmitted live to The Natrel® Rink.

All About Miss Lou: What's Your Story - Winter Stories from Around the World

2:00pm

Family

Literary Arts

Skating

Hear winter stories from Sweden, Iceland and New Zealand. Part of our ongoing programme of storytelling in Miss Lou’s Room, every Saturday and Sunday, all year round.

Everything Under the Moon - Shary Boyle & Christine Fellows

2:00pm

Family

Music

Skating

Theatre

Visual Arts

A brand new narrative music-projection spectacle by visual artist Shary Boyle and singer/songwriter Christine Fellows. In association with The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery. A Harbourfront Centre Fresh Ground new work commission.

Le Patin Libre

3:00pm

Family

Skating

Theatre

Quebec's Le Patin Libre heats up the rink with their flashing blades. Daily performances followed by games and challenges for the whole family.

Family Film Time Capsule featuring The Neverending Story

3:00pm

Family

Film

Skating

Step into the Family Film Time Capsule and be transported back in time with the classic fantasy film, The Neverending Story.

All About Miss Lou: What's Your Story - Winter Stories from Around the World

3:00pm

Family

Literary Arts

Skating

Hear winter stories from Sweden, Iceland and New Zealand. Part of our ongoing programme of storytelling in Miss Lou’s Room, every Saturday and Sunday, all year round.