Winter kicks off at Quays of the Old Port of Montréal: Saturday, December 1st - Fireworks, entertainment, trad music show, DJ on ice, Winter Bar



    MONTREAL, Nov. 21 /CNW Telbec/ - On December 1st, Montréalers from across
the region are invited to don boots and skates, and come celebrate the arrival
of winter on the Quays of the Old Port of Montréal.

    Opening of city's most picturesque ice skating rink

    At 10:00 on Saturday, December 1st, life on the Quays shifts into winter
mode with the opening of the refrigerated Bonsecours Basin Skating Rink.
Skaters will delight in the phenomenal views of the urban environs. Come join
in the inauguration of the city's most picturesque outdoor ice skating rink
frequented by some 60 000 skaters each season! Admission $

    Winter oasis to reveal new look

    At 16:00, the Quays Winter Bar (18 years and over) will open under the
big top for the winter season through to March 9th. Featuring an
ultra-contemporary interior design concept, an inviting,
temperature-controlled ambience, and an all new outdoor terrace, the Quays
Winter Bar is one of the trendiest places in Montréal to sip on the beverage
of one's choice while feasting one's eyes on the breathtaking views of the
Quays and surrounding cityscape in winter garb.
    Admission free (Drinks $)

    Unforgettable opening night celebrations

    At 18:00, the outdoor celebration gets under way! The skating rink
transforms into a dance floor replete with DJ!
    At 19:15, trad music group Swing takes to the stage with a spirited,
festive performance certain to pick up the pace. What better occasion to
stretch one's legs and dance in the snow to the music of one of Québec's
leading trad music groups. Admission free

    At 20:00, the evening sky literally explodes with the much anticipated
TELUS Fire on Ice fireworks spectacular presented by BEM Fireworks. A unique,
wintry, pyromusical experience of rare emotional intensity.
    Admission free. Duration: 15-20 minutes.

    Immediately following the fireworks, Swing returns to the stage to shake
things up a little and put everyone back in the party mood. Evening activities
continue at either the trendy Quays Winter Bar or on the ice with live DJ
accompaniment through to 22:00.

    The Quays of the Old Port wish to thank all sponsors of the 2007-2008
winter program: Arctic Glacier, Blizzarrr, Guru, Serra Lunga and Unibroue;
media partners: Astral Media Radio's RockDétente 107.3 Montréal and énergie
94.3; as well as Voir and Hour.
    The Quays of the Old Port also wish to underscore the support of partners
Sleeman, Pepsi and TELUS.
    For details on activities and events featured this winter on the Quays,
log on to our website at www.quaysoftheoldport.com or call us at either      
514 496-PORT (7678) or 1 800 971-PORT (7678).




For further information:

For further information: Luce Davidson, Public Relations, (514)
484-2082, luced@sympatico.ca; Catherine Giroux, Press Relations Coordinator,
Old Port of Montréal Corporation, (514) 283-8085,
cgiroux@vieuxportdemontreal.com; Source: Old Port of Montréal Corporation

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