The Snow Village Pays Tribute to New York and Brings a Second Ice Restaurant to Laval

MONTREAL, Nov. 21, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - With the winter weather right around the corner, North America's first and only snow village is in a frenzied flurry of activity as it gears up for a second year that promises to be bigger, better—and tastier—than ever before.

Still spinning from their incredibly successful first year, promoters Carl Fugère, Guy Bélanger and Yanick Tremblay are bringing the Snow Village back to Montreal—but this time with a cool New York twist. For 2013, the village's architects and sculptors are using the Big Apple as inspiration for the village's setting, sculptures, décor and more.

Montreal's Snow Village Ice Hotel is also pleased to announce its partnership with the InterContinental Hotel which will provide hotel reservation for the Ice Hotel as well as food services for the Village's trendy Pommery Ice Restaurant.

And that's just the tip of the iceberg! This year's Village will boast a new layout and added facilities, including a giant heated igloo that will double as a one-of-a-kind site for conventions, corporate events and private parties.

And in response to the overwhelming popularity of its Pommery Ice Restaurant, for 2013 the promoters are doubling its capacity to 100 seats, and will be opening a second outdoor Ice Restaurant in Laval. Thanks to a partnership between the Snow Village and the Auberge Saint-Gabriel, the Amarula Ice Restaurant will be a 56-seat outdoor restaurant located at the Centropolis on Boulevard St. Martin Ouest.

The Amarula Ice Restaurant in Laval will be open-air seven days a week, serving original weekday lunches, 3-course gourmet dinners and the most unforgettable weekend brunches north of the St. Lawrence. Dinner customers will also receive a complimentary entry ticket to the Snow Village in Montreal.

"The Centropolis was the perfect choice for our first Ice Restaurant outside the Montreal Snow Village," said Carl Fugère. "Now North Shore residents can easily enjoy this unique Nordic dining experience, prepared to perfection with the Auberge Saint-Gabriel's internationally renowned chef Éric Gonzalez."

The Amarula Ice Restaurant invites everyone to its official ice-breaker on January 3rd.

The Snow Village pre-opening date is slated for January 4, with the official launch on January 18.

About the Snow Village

The first and only village in North America made entirely of ice and snow, the Snow Village is the place to go for a truly unique Nordic experience. From family outings to outdoor activities to romantic getaways and even adventure tourism, the Snow Village has something for everyone. In addition to its Pommery Ice Restaurant, the Village boasts an ice hotel, heated outdoor Nordic spas, bar, heated igloo conference centre and even a chapel should the mood strike...

Sneak Peak at the Snow Village 2013

"New York on Ice"

  • New layout and facilities for 2013, including a giant heated igloo for business meetings and private functions
  • 25-room ice hotel, including 15 prestige suites, 10 regular suites including 5 igloos
  • 100-seat Jagermeister Ice Bar
  • Pommery Ice Restaurant, now with 100 seats
  • New mascot: SNORO
  • Giant ice and snow slide on site
  • Heated area to serve as changing rooms for relaxing in heated outdoor spas

Information and reservations:  www.snowvillagecanada.com

SOURCE: Snow Village Canada

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Information:

Tammy Peddle
Annexe Communications
(514) 844 8864, ext. 114
tpeddle@annexecommunications.com

Valérie Gonzalo
Annexe Communications
(514) 626-6976
vgonzalo@annexecommunications.com