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DJ Skate Nights takes you back in time
Dec. 15, 2012—Feb. 23, 2013 at Harbourfront Centre

TORONTO, ON (Dec. 4, 2012) – Looking to inject some festive fun into Toronto’s cold winter nights? Harbourfront Centre’s popular DJ Skate Nights combines the urban party scene with ice skating to create a funky outdoor skating experience.

Every Saturday night, starting Dec. 15 (from 8-11 p.m.), The Natrel® Rink is transformed into a dance floor on ice as carefully selected DJs take skaters on a musical journey that spans eras and musical genres. This edition of DJ Skate Nights features some of Toronto’s best mix-masters including DJ P-PLUS from FLOW 93.5 FM, 1 LOVE T.O., DJ medicineman and Dr. Jay de Soca Prince. Skate and shimmy along to as they spin old school funk, disco, soulful R&B, jazz, bollywood, calypso, soca, reggae and much more.

If it gets too cold, skaters are welcome to warm themselves by the rink-side fire pits or by visiting the new lounge inside the Lakeside EATS restaurant before heading out for another spin around the rink.

During the month of December, The Fesity Jack Mobile Food Co. will also be serving traditional and modern takes on classic British food next to The Natrel® Rink as part of our new Winter Family Weekends (check online for specific event times). Finish your Christmas shopping with a great selection of unique gift ideas at our Holiday Market, enjoy free Winter Flicks, a Holiday Dog Parade, scavenger hunts, big band concerts and family activities in Miss Lou’s Room.

For additional information and complete event listings, the public may visit or call the Natrel® Rink Hotline at 416-973-4866.

Harbourfront Centre and The Natrel® Rink are located at 235 Queens Quay W, in the heart of Toronto’s downtown waterfront. For information about getting here during the Queens Quay Revitalization visit

Harbourfront Centre is a Canadian charity operating the 10 prime acres of Toronto's central waterfront as a free and open public site. We celebrate the multiplicities of cultures that comprise Canada and enliven the city through the creative imaginations of artists from across the country and around the globe. Harbourfront Centre attracts more than 17 million visits to its site each year to experience 4,000 diverse public events and activities. Harbourfront Centre receives operational support from the Government of Canada and the City of Toronto and program funding from all levels of government, the private sector and individual donors.

DJ Skate Nights Event Listings:

FLOW 93.5 Opening DJ Skate Nights featuring DJ P-PLUS
Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 from 8-11 p.m.
Toronto’s best hip hop and R&B station hosts the opening of DJ Skate Nights with on-air personality Miss Ange and DJ P-PLUS.

1 LOVE T.O. Holiday Skate Party
Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012 from 8-11 p.m.
1 LOVE T.O. Holiday Party is back with DJ D-LUX who will “Jinglebell Rock” your evening skate. 1 LOVE T.O. wants the people of Toronto to embrace our differences and not shy away from them. Celebrate knowledge, culture, identity, love and life.

Bollywood Blitz with DJ Baba Kahn
Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 from 8-11 p.m.
Baba Kahn brings Bollywood beats to the rink to melt away winter blues and transport you to a whole new world of East-Indian rhythms on ice.

Tribute night with DJ M-Rock
Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 from 8-11 p.m.
DJ M-Rock pays tribute to the musical legends all know and love. Practice your moon walk, your shuffle, and your two-step because it’s all going to be done on ice!

A Decade of Top “40s” with DJ Manifest
Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 from 8-11 p.m.
Ten years of top 40 hits equals a night of unforgettable fun on the ice as DJ Manifest takes you back in time.

Electro Swing with DJ medicineman
Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 from 8-11 p.m.
DJ medicineman, Canada's most highly respected global fusion tastemaker, heats up the rink a healthy dose of Electro Swing –an infectious new genre that blends 1920s ragtime and blues music with house, dub reggae, drum n bass and hip hop.

Ladies Night with DJ Melboogie and JJ Rock
Saturday, Jan.26, 2013 from 8-11 p.m.
Ladies get ready to represent on the ice! Grab your skates and boogie to the beat as DJ Melboogie and JJ Rock spin hits from female music legends including Whitney Houston, Donna Summer, Joan Jett, Madonna, Christina Aguilera, Beyonce and more.

The Return of Soca on Ice with Dr. Jay de Soca Prince
Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 from 8-11 p.m.
Celebrate Kuumba, Harbourfront Centre’s Black History Month Festival, as Dr. Jay de Soca Prince spins Caribbean ‘chunes’ and showcases the greatest soca legends from Trinidad and beyond.

LunarSkate with DJ Serious
Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 from 8-11 p.m.
Ring in the ‘Year of the Snake’ with DJ Serious at the CIBC LunarSkate party –complete with lanterns, skating activities and more!

V-Day Dance with DJ Lissa Monet
Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 from 8-11 p.m.
This Valentine’s weekend, DJ Lissa Monet invites you to reminisce about good times past, rehash sweet memories and revive love at this special skating experience.

FLOW 93.5 Closing DJ Skate Nights featuring DJ P-PLUS
Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 from 8-11 p.m.
Toronto’s best hip hop and R&B station hosts the final DJ Skate Nights of the season with DJ P-PLUS.


Media Contact: Althea Linton, 416-973-4428,

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