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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

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 (, 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

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Media Contacts:

Rosie Shaw | 416-973-4381 | (HarbourKIDS: SK8)
Althea Linton | 416-973-4428 | (Natrel® Kinder Rink)
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