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Melt the ice with hot beats at Harbourfront Centre’s
DJ Skate Saturday Nights!

Toronto’s favorite ice skating party returns with local & international DJs!


TORONTO, ON (Nov.22, 2010) – Cold winter nights just got a lot hotter with the return of the popular DJ Skate Saturday Nights at Harbourfront Centre’s Natrel® Rink. Every Saturday night from Dec. 4 to Feb. 19 (except Christmas and New Years Day) features a new set of mix-masters spinning the hottest tunes from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

The first DJ Skate Saturday Nights event kicks off with a performance by CHERRY BOMB featuring Cozmic Cat and Denise Benson. This duo is sure to bring down the house (or should we say “rink”) with their electrifying beats. The fun continues well into the winter season with free performances by 1 LOVE T.O.nights with DJ Lux and Jedi, DJ P-Plus and DJ Romeo, DJ Medicineman, 44th and Filth, Estilo Bakanchido and Promise DJs!

February features two special DJ Skate Saturday Nights parties that coincide with Kuumba presented by TD, Harbourfront Centre’s Black History Month celebration. The first event (Feb. 5), imports Detroit’s own DJ D Brown to a special Motown Mixer. The second event (Feb. 12), brings the Caribbean to Toronto when Dr. Jay de Soca Prince spins spicy Caribbean rhythms at Soca on Ice. On Feb.19, another season of skate party fun comes to a close with a South Asian skate party featuring the best beats from Bhangra to Bollywood during Masala! Mehndi! Masti! Winterfest!

If the chilly winter weather gets the best of you, warm up next to our outdoor fire pits or grab a quick bite at the Lakeside Eats restaurant overlooking The Natrel® Rink (you don’t even have to take off your skates)! Free hot chocolate will also be served at each DJ Skate Saturday Night event courtesy of Natrel®.

The Natrel® Rink is located at 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto. Hours of operation are Monday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. (weather permitting). Skate and helmet rentals, sharpening, change rooms and locker services are available. For information the public can call 416-973-4000 or visit harbourfrontcentre.com/skating.


DJ Skate Saturday Night listings:


CHERRY BOMB featuring Cozmic Cat and Denise Benson
Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010 at 8 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.

Skate Party with DJ P-Plus from Flow 93.5 FM and DJ Romeo
Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010 at 8 p.m. on The Natrel® Rink
DJs P-Plus and Romeo will bring the beats to make you glide in style with a mix of jazz, hip hop, reggae, rock and everything in between!

1 LOVE T.O.nights - Skating Holiday Party featuring DJ Lux and Jedi
Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010 at 8 p.m. on The Natrel® Rink
1 LOVE T.O. is a movement that bridges the gaps – between cultures, neighborhoods, interests and generations. This unifying voice of our city exposes art, culture, style and music on the Natrel® Rink.

World at Your Blades featuring DJ medicineman
Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011 at 8 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!

Promise featuring DJs Irving Shaw and David McLeod
Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011 at 8 p.m. on The Natrel® Rink
Promise is a Toronto-based underground music collective headed by David Macleod and Irving Shaw. Promise returns with a mix of hot sounds for a snowy winter night. Bundle up and join us for a skate, we promise you won’t regret it!

44th and Filth featuring DJs Andy Reid, Simon Jain and YUG
Saturday, Jan.22, 2011 at 8 p.m. on The Natrel® Rink
Join the Nocturnal DJs for an unforgettable night of house music on ice, co-presented by 44th and Filth.

Cumbia: Ice Cold featuring Estilo Bakanchido
Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011 at 8 p.m. on The Natrel® Rink
Estilo Bakanchido will heat up the ice with fresh Cumbia mixes destined to make you move, groove and skate.

Motown Mixer featuring DJ D. Brown
Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011 at 8 p.m. on The Natrel® Rink
In collaboration with the first weekend of Kuumba festival presented by TD, we will host a Motown Mixer in honor of Motown’s rich history and strong contribution to the music industry. Join us for this very special DJ Skate Night with Detroit-based DJ D. Brown!

Soca on Ice featuring Dr. Jay de Soca Prince
Saturday, Feb. 12, 2010 at 8 p.m. on The Natrel® Rink
Come celebrate the ongoing Kuumba festival presented by TD as DJ Skate Night explores hot Caribbean rhythms. Join us as Flow 93.5 FM DJ Dr. Jay de Soca Prince heat’s up the ice up soca and calypso tunes.

Masala! Mehndi! Masti! GhuMMMo Skate Party
Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011 at 8 p.m. on The Natrel® Rink
Help bring DJ Skate Saturday Nights to a close with this special South Asian skate party featuring the best beats from Bhangra to Bollywood!


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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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