Plenty of Old Favourites Are Back! - The Old Port of Montreal Heats Up All Winter Long With All Kinds of Unique Activities for the Whole Family

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.

Old favourites
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 the new.

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.

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SOURCE: VIEUX-PORT DE MONTREAL

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Information:

Maxime Charbonneau
Public Relations and Media Manager
Tel.: 514 283-7160 
Cell: 514 838-4524 
mcharbonneau@oldportofmontreal.com

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