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MEDIA ALERT:
Natrel® Kinder Rink Opening

Toronto, ON – Friday, Dec. 4, 2009

HarbourKIDS: SK8 is this weekend at Harbourfront Centre! It’s a fun and FREE winter festival celebrating skate culture for kids aged five to 12! Both Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., families can enjoy ice skating, skateboarding, curling, DJ and break dancing workshops, ice and inline skating performances, crafts, concerts and much more! For more information, visit harbourfrontcentre.com/harbourkids.

One element of the weekend has changed; the Grand Opening of the Natrel® Kinder Rink was to be Saturday, Dec. 5th as part of HarbourKIDS: SK8. Unfortunately, the rink surface has been delayed in transit somewhere between Spain (where it is manufactured) and Harbourfront Centre.

Previewing for the public and the media this weekend will be a smaller (~400 square feet), temporary version of the new rink. The revised Grand Opening of the full-sized Natrel® Kinder Rink will take place in approximately two weeks on a date to be announced.

Located in the Lakeside Terrace Tent, the full-sized Natrel® Kinder Rink will be 2,400 square feet. The innovative synthetic ice surface, distributed in North America exclusively by Artificial Grass & Landscaping (aglgrass.com), will be the first public facility of its kind to open in Canada. It’s a revolutionary material with a 98% resemblance to conventional ice rink surfaces. You can wear regular ice skates and skate on it all year round! It provides ideal skating surface that requires minimum maintenance, is eco-friendly and non-toxic, is resistant to sun, rain or snow, and is 10 times less expensive than a conventional ice rink. The high degree of impact absorption means a limited risk of injury as well, a very important consideration when learning to skate!


For information on HarbourKIDS: SK8 this weekend, the Natrel® Kinder Rink or other Skate Culture events please call 416-973-4000 or visit harbourfrontcentre.com.


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Media Contacts:

Rosie Shaw | 416-973-4381 | rshaw@harbourfrontcentre.com (HarbourKIDS: SK8)
Althea Linton | 416-973-4428 | alinton@harbourfrontcentre.com (Natrel® Kinder Rink)
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