MONTREAL, Nov. 27, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Old Port of Montréal is your
best bet for fun this winter. Just dress up warmly and come on down for
a tremendous variety of great activities for all ages. The excitement
starts on Saturday, November 30 with the opening of the Old Port
skating rink and will continue all season.
There's all kinds of fun for visitors, including a number of old winter
favourites. The Old Port skating rink, with its artificial surface guaranteeing always impeccable ice
conditions no matter what the temperature, will be waiting for the
first skaters on November 30. Visitors young and old are sure to enjoy Montréal's biggest outdoor
skating rink, including a ring of natural ice and spectacular views of
historic Old Montréal. It's open every day! And don't miss the theme
musical evenings, starting at 6 p.m. daily, not to mention Ballroom
mornings every Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon. Until November 29, pick up a season membership with our pre-sale
promotion and get discounts on the regular rates.
The huge, breathtaking TELUS Fireworks on Ice musical pyrotechnic shows are back on Saturdays at 8 p.m., for four
evenings, on December 14, 21 and 28 and January 4. Montréal's winter
sky lights up to the sound of enchanting movie soundtracks during these
unique sparkling events. The ever-popular TELUS shows are now in their
ninth year! There's nothing like the magical reflections of the
fireworks on the snow and ice next to the St. Lawrence.
After the tremendous success of its first edition last year, the Final Countdown in the Old Port is back, starting at ten seconds to midnight on Tuesday, December 31.
What better way to celebrate the New Year! Thousands of partiers will
be flocking to the Old Port for a huge New Year's show and fireworks
display presented by TELUS®. The festivities will continue far into the
night, with a mega-disco sponsored by Coca-Cola. It's sure to be a
memorable bash, and a perfect chance to ring out the old and ring in
Igloofest, the coolest winter festival, will be bringing thousands of electronic
music fans to the Old Port for four rocking weekends on the Jacques
Cartier Quay, starting January 16. The eighth edition of this fabulous
fest will feature icy decors like nothing else in North America. Come
for a hot time as you and all the other night owls keep warm by dancing
the night away at the huge outdoor disco, to the music of the top DJs
on the local and international electronic scene.
The Bota Bota Montréal Ice Canoe Challenge promises a truly extreme experience. For this thrilling competition in
the Old Port, athletes compete by pushing their canoes across the ice
and paddling the icy river waters. Back for its second year, this
challenge is part of the Circuit québécois de canot à glace calendar of events. Come out on February 22 and cheer them on!
On Sunday, February 23 and March 9, at 1:30 p.m., Pointe-à-Callière's Port Symphonies will fill the Old Port with music, right outside the Pointe-à-Callière
Museum. A guest composer will be creating a very special feast for the
ears, featuring unique instruments like train whistles and ships' horns
and many other "urban instruments" found in the Port of Montréal.
The Old Port wishes to thank its main partner, the Government of Canada,
and acknowledges the support of its partners TELUS, Sleeman, Coca-Cola
and ESKA, and Keurig as Official Partner of the Old Port skating rink.
SOURCE: VIEUX-PORT DE MONTREAL
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