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DJ Skate Night at Harbourfront Centre continues in 2012
Skate to the beat with Toronto's top DJs!


TORONTO, ON (Dec.29, 2011) Harbourfront Centre transforms the Natrel® Rink into a club-like experience with DJ Skate Night! Some of Toronto's best DJs will be on-site to transform cold winter nights into a funky skate party!

Every Saturday night from Jan. 7 to Feb.18, 2012 features a new DJ spinning all kinds of groovy tunes including house, funk, soul, reggae, soca and pop-rock from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Throughout January and February, DJ Skate Night showcases 7 FREE late-night skating events with Toronto’s best mix-masters. January events include CHERRY BOMB DJs, Cratery, DJ medicineman and a special celebration of the Lunar New Year, LunarSkate, presented by CIBC LunarFest. The first weekend of February features a Kuumba skate celebration featuring Dr. Jay de Soca Prince as a part of Harbourfront Centre’s Black History Month festival. The following weekend continues to highlight the rhythms of the tropics at a reggae skate jam with CIUT’s DJ Patrick Roots. The 2012 DJ Skate Night season ends with an all-female hip hop showcase with DJ MelBoogie & JJ Rock of DD Radio.

Skaters looking for a post-skate warm-up can enjoy outdoor fire pits right next to the rink to heat up those fingers and toes! Patrons can also play board games, watch movies and sporting events and enjoy gourmet soups, chili, coffee and hot chocolate inside the newly renovated Lakeside Eats restaurant and lounge!

DJ Skate Night is a part of Harbourfront Centre’s SKATE CULTURE programme that celebrates Canada’s winter culture. All SKATE CULTURE events take place on the beautiful Natrel® Rink located along the scenic shores of Lake Ontario at 235 Queens Quay W, in the heart of Toronto’s downtown waterfront.
For additional information and complete event listings, the public may visit harbourfrontcentre.com or call the Information Hotline at 416-973-4000.

DJ Skate Night featured events:

Electro Swing with DJ medicineman
Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012 from 8-11 p.m. on The Natrel® Rink
Canada's most highly-respected global fusion DJ will spin you around the world (or rink) with a mix of global grooves, world beat and ethno-electro hits!

Skatery
Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012 from 8-11 p.m. on The Natrel® Rink
Cratery is a monthly vinyl podcast from record aficionados Arcee, Kaewonder and DJ Serious. Cratery comes to life on ice with Skatery, where you will find a blend of genres all derived from funk.

Lunar Skate, presented by CIBC LunarFest
Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012 from 8-11 p.m. on The Natrel® Rink
CIBC LunarFest is Canada's premier presenter of contemporary expression in Asian arts and culture. Celebrate the Lunar New Year at the Lunar Skate party complete with lanterns, skating activities, and more!

CHERRY BOMB
Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012 from 8-11 p.m. on The Natrel® Rink
Back by popular demand, the dynamic duo that is CHERRY BOMB creates mixes and mash-ups of house, techno, and electro that are sure to have you grooving on ice. The fourth annual edition of the popular CHERRY BOMB DJ Skate Night heats up the ice with dancefloor burners that are mixed, mashed and played with love!

Soca on Ice with Dr. Jay de Soca Prince (part of Kuumba presented by TD)
Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 from 8-11 p.m. on The Natrel® Rink
Come celebrate Black History Month at Kuumba presented by TD, as DJ Skate Night explores Caribbean rhythms with Dr. Jay de Soca Prince heating up the ice with soca and calypso tunes.

Reggae Revolution featuring DJ Patrick Roots
Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012 from 8-11 p.m. on The Natrel® Rink
DJ Patrick Roots and his crew, including Junior Selector and DJ Chocolate, fuse the familiar sounds of reggae with cool city nights for some hot culture in the dead of winter.

Ladies’ Night with DJ MelBoogie & JJ Rock
Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012 from 8-11 p.m. on The Natrel® Rink
DJ MelBoogie & JJ Rock of DD Radio, Canada's only all-female hip hop show, present Ladies' Night! They'll be playing the perfect mix of hip hop, R&B and classic rollerskating jams and blend them with a healthy dose of dancehall reggae and soca.

ABOUT HARBOURFRONT CENTRE
Harbourfront Centre is an innovative, non-profit cultural organization which provides internationally renowned programming in the arts, culture, education and recreation, all within a collection of distinctive venues on the 10-acre site it operates in the heart of Toronto's downtown waterfront.
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Media Contact:
SKATE CULTURE (including DJ Skate Night)
Althea Linton
416-973-4428
alinton@harbourfrontcentre.com
Media site: harbourfrontcentre.com/skateculturemedia


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